OzSAGE is a non-profit organisation, established to provide independent expert advice on a variety of public issues around the COVID-19 pandemic. It has a diverse membership, including medical professionals, scientists, engineers, social scientists, lawyers, public policy experts, and more.
The aims of its position statement on the management of COVID-10 vaccine adverse events are to:
- Remind that the integrity of the vaccination programme relies on the surveillance and management of uncommon adverse incidents following vaccination that may be related to vaccines
- Encourage further development of guidelines and resources for Australian medical practitioners on the appropriate recognition and management of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFIs)
- Encourage further development of a framework to support medical practitioner’s recognition, assessment and development of protocols to manage serious acute and chronic adverse reactions following COVID-19 vaccination
- Encourage the reporting of adverse events that follow vaccination to the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA).
The full OzSAGE position statement on the management of COVID-19 vaccine adverse events can be found on their website at: ozsage.org/media_releases/importance-of-covid-19-vaccination-development-of-better-systems-for-management-of-uncommon-subsequent-adverse-events