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Vaccine Safety Expert Advisory Group

The Vaccine Safety Expert Advisory Group (VSEAG) was initiated and set up in June 2013 by the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) at The University of Auckland and the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) at the University of Otago. VSEAG comprises representatives from clinicians, scientists and policy makers who have either expertise and/or a professional interest in the safety of vaccines used in New Zealand.

Activities of the group

  • Discuss unusual AEFI cases and assess causality and make collective decision on clinical advice
  • Share and discuss NZ vaccine safety data in forum of specific vaccine expertise
  • Collaborate with international groups and experts on vaccine safety issues
  • Inform vaccine safety research strategies
  • Provide position statements on vaccine safety

Current members

Member Position Other affiliations
Helen Petousis-Harris
PhD, MRSNZ

Senior Lecturer
General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland
Director Vaccine Datalink and Research Group
School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland

 
Michael Tatley
MBChB, FFCH(CM)(SA), FAFPHM, FNZCPHM, BBusSci (Hon)

Director
New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre and Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring, University of Otago

Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee

Ministry of Health

Nikki Turner
MBChB, MPH, FRNZCGP

Director IMAC
Honorary Associate Professor
General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland
General Practitioner

Immunisation Sub Committee for PHARMAC

 

Susan Kenyon
BPharm, PhD
Principal Technical Specialist (Pharmacovigilance)
Clinical Risk Management, MedSafe
 
Elizabeth Wilson
MB, BS, BSc, MRCP, FRACP
Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland District Health Board
Immunisation Sub Committee for PHARMAC
Chris Millar
RN, BA (SocSc, Nursing), PGDHSM
Advisor, Immunisation
Community Health Service Improvement, Sector Capability and Implementation, Ministry of Health
Immunisation Sub Committee for PHARMAC
(Ministry of Health Observer)

Edwin Reynolds
BSc (Hons), MBChB, PhD, FRNZCGP

Medical Advisor IMAC
Senior Medical Officer
Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Immunologist and General Practitioner

Immunisation Sub Committee for PHARMAC

 

         

Last updated: Oct 2018