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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 Director Immunisation Research and Vaccinology, IMAC, Senior Lecturer, General Practice and Primary Health Care, 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 Conectus and IMAC, The University of Auckland.
General Practitioner. Associate Professor in General Practice and Primary Health Care.

Immunisation Sub Committee for PHARMAC

 

Susan Kenyon. B.Pharm, 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(Soc Sc, 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. MBChB, PhD, FRNZCGP Medical Advisor, IMAC, Immunologist and General Practitioner, Honorary Senior Lecturer, General Practice and Primary Health Care, The University of Auckland Immunisation Sub Committee for Pharmac

 

         

Last updated: Mar 2017