The aim of the COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring Plan is to strengthen the existing vaccine vigilance system for early detection and investigation of suspected side effects (also known as adverse events) following COVID-19 immunisation. This will enable the TGA to manage any emerging safety issues and help maintain public confidence in the immunisation program.
The key objectives of the COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring Plan are:
timely collection and management of reports of COVID-19 vaccine adverse events following immunisation
timely detection and investigation of COVID-19 vaccine safety signals
timely action to address any COVID-19 vaccine safety concerns
timely communications to inform the public of emerging COVID-19 vaccine safety information and to support public confidence in vaccines
close collaboration and coordination of effort with other vaccine safety stakeholder groups.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.