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AusVaxSafety data show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in over 200,000 Australian children

July 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

Australian children aged 5–15 years report fewer side effects in the days following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination than those reported in clinical trials and published safety data, new AusVaxSafety-led research has found. The rate of side effects reported was similar across sex and Indigenous status, but increased with age and was higher for children with parent-reported chronic medical conditions. The Australian Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says side effect rates are below what has been observed internationally for this age group. No self-reported cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were reported in Australia. [...]