Alternative title: Department of Health newsletter education articles


Please find below some interesting de-identified adverse events notified to SAEFVIC, as well as other educational articles written by SAEFVIC for the Victorian Department of Health Immunisation newsletter.

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) – October 2017

Hypotonic Hyporesponsive Episode: a case study – July 2017

Injection site reactions following booster doses of DTPa vaccines: an education article – April 2016

Varicella: a case study – August 2015

Influenza: a case study – April 2015

Pertussis: a case study – April 2015 

Giving simultaneous injections: a case study – December 2014

Measles: a case study – December 2014 

Injection site reaction: a case study – August 2014

A community drug error: a case study – February 2014

Delayed adverse events: a case study – December 2013

Vasovagal episode during immunisation: a case study – August 2013

Anaphylaxis following trivalent influenza vaccine: a case study – October 2012

Rubella: a case study – October 2012 

Tetanus: a case study – October 2012


Additional resources

DoH Immunisation Newsletter



Reviewed by: Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse)
Date: February 2018
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family’s personal health. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult a healthcare professional.

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