Page last updated: 21 January 2023

Description of the website

The website of the AusVaxSafety is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

Led by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, AusVaxSafety is a world-leading national vaccine safety system, established in 2014 to monitor adverse events following immunisation.

AusVaxSafety is a collaboration between immunisation providers, private enterprise, research institutions, state and territory governments and the Australian Government Department of Health, which has significantly improved Australia’s ability to monitor, detect and respond to vaccine safety events. The AusVaxSafety website provides information about the AusVaxSafety surveillance system as well as current Australian vaccine safety data.

Website’s sponsorship policy

AusVaxSafety receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Health (

NCIRS is the coordinating centre for AusVaxSafety.

Core funding for NCIRS research activities is provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and the NSW Ministry of Health. The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the University of Sydney provide infrastructure support. Additional funding for specific activities is occasionally obtained from various funding bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). These bodies have no input into NCIRS publications or to our editorial policies. NCIRS does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit industry sources. NCIRS has a policy governing the interactions of staff members with the pharmaceutical industry (

Website’s content or editorial policy

Information on the AusVaxSafety website is independently developed, published, managed and updated on a regular basis by staff from the relevant research divisions of NCIRS. Content is reviewed and approved by senior staff members.

Core funders have the right of review of AusVaxSafety publications, when applicable; however, NCIRS maintains editorial control over all web content, publications and print materials (