Review of the management of adverse events associated with Panvax and Fluvax


Page last updated: April 2015

ACIR: Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ACSOM: Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines
ADRAC: Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee
ADRS: Adverse Drug Reactions System
AE: Adverse event
AEFI: Adverse event following immunisation
AESI: Adverse event of special interest
AHMAC: Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee
AHMC: Australian Health Ministers’ Council
AHMPPI: Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza
AHPC: Australian Health Protection Committee
AIH: Australian Immunisation Handbook
APSU: Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit
ARTG: Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
ATAGI: Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
CAEFISS: Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunisation Surveillance System
CDC: United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDI: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
CDCD: Communicable Diseases Control Directorate Western Australian Department of Health
CDNA: Communicable Diseases Network Australia
CHO: Chief Health Officer (each jurisdiction)
CIOMS: United Nations Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
CMO: Chief Medical Officer of Australia
DoHA: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
EMA/EMEA: European Medicines Agency
EU: European Union
FDA: US Food and Drug Administration
GBS: Guillain-Barré Syndrome
GISN: WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network
GMP: Good Manufacturing Practice
IB: Immunisation Branch of the Office of Health Protection
JIC: Jurisdictional Immunisation Coordinators
MedDRA: Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities
Medsafe: New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority
NCIRS: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
NIBSC: National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (UK)
NIC: National Immunisation Committee
NIS: National Immunisation Strategy
NNDSS: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
OHP: Office of Health Protection
PBAC: Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
RMP: Risk Management Plan
SA: South Australia
SAEFVIC: Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community
TGA: Therapeutic Goods Administration
UMC: Uppsala Monitoring Centre, the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring
US: United States of America
VAERS: US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VPD: Vaccine preventable disease
VSD: US CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink project
WA: Western Australia
WHO: World Health Organization

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