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COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and reporting

Medsafe is publishing information weekly on the number of reports of adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines.

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News and Events

Date Type Title
21/04/2021COVID-19Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #3 – 20 March 2021
14/04/2021COVID-19Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #2 – 13 March 2021
13/04/2021CommitteesMedicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Minutes of 185th meeting - 11 March 2021
12/04/2021ConsultationOutcome of the consultation on the Plan to update the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice PIC/S Guide PE009-8 to PE009-14
9/04/2021CommitteesAgenda for the 110th meeting of the Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee - 13 April 2021
7/04/2021Monitoring CommunicationUpdate - Possible risk of psoriasis exacerbation with bupropion
7/04/2021COVID-19Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #1 – 6 March 2021
1/04/2021NoticesInfluenza Vaccine Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Statistics
29/03/2021ConsultationOutcome of the consultation on the proposed changes to paracetamol warning and advisory statements
23/03/2021Alert CommunicationUPDATE: Concern reported with the use of NovoRapid®Penfill® (insulin aspart; 3 mL cartridge) by type 1 diabetes patients
16/03/2021Alert CommunicationUPDATE - Rocuronium bromide solution for injection 10mg/mL, Hameln, and reports of lack of efficacy
15/03/2021NoticesMedsafe Performance Statistics for 1 January to 31 December 2020
4/03/2021PublicationsPrescriber Update - Vol. 42 No. 1 March 2021
4/03/2021CommitteesAgenda for the 66th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee
3/03/2021Alert CommunicationYes! Cassette Pregnancy Test Kit (also known as Smith BioMed Rapid Pregnancy Test Kit) - Reports of false positives presenting as faint lines and inconclusive results
3/03/2021COVID-19ICMRA statement for healthcare professionals How COVID-19 vaccines will be regulated for safety and effectiveness
22/02/2021ConsultationConsultation on Plan to update the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice