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Adverse events following immunisation: new updates

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Vaccines have been very successful at decreasing the incidence and in some cases wiping out disease altogether. Due to this success most people have never seen many of the diseases, which are covered in the National Immunisation Program. As a consequence, there has been a greater focus on the safety of vaccines and the adverse events that can occur following vaccination.

Part of the immunisation provider’s role is to be able to discuss common and rare adverse events associated with each vaccine to allow the patient, parent or carer to give informed consent for vaccination to proceed, as well as knowing what to do if an adverse event does occur.

The aim of this webcast is to demystify adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) and through current and real life case studies look at the identification, management and reporting of AEFI in Australia. 

Topics covered:

  • AEFI definition
  • Case studies - seen in Children’s Hospital at Westmead AEFI Clinic in 2013
  • Food allergies and vaccination
  • Reporting AEFI
  • AEFI Clinics

This webcast is available for registered participants for 3 weeks.

Cost:   ACN members $22 (incl. GST)
             Non-members $30 (incl. GST)

 

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