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The role of the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Nicholas J. Wood

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 21(10) 234–236 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/NB10041 Published online: 18 November 2010

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Nicholas J. Wood

Abstract

Specialist immunisation clinics review and manage children who have experienced an adverse event following immunisation and provide advice to parents and health care providers regarding the revaccination of these children. Information collected by these clinics supplement passive surveillance data and allow the investigation of suspected safety signals associated with the delivery of immunisation programs. This paper reviews the role and experience of the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and identifies areas for development.