Australia has developed a world-leading vaccine surveillance system which gives real time information about vaccine safety. Photo: (ABC News: Natasha Johnson) A severe reaction in Australian children to an influenza vaccine almost 10 years ago has led to the development of a world-leading vaccine safety tracking project. Vaxtracker system established in 2010 to monitor safe rollout of vaccines More than one million people have now used the national surveillance system Vaxtracker soon to expand to monitor vaccines given to Sydney high school students The AusVax Safety website allows the public to see in real-time how people across Australia are responding to vaccines, whether it is a seizure, fever or simply pain at the injection site. Health officials said it is about combating dangerous misconceptions about vaccinations which are leading to increasing numbers of people questioning the safety and benefits of vaccinating against diseases like measles, influenza and human papillomavirus […]