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Group SAEFVIC

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Professor Crawford is a consultant paediatrician and vaccinologist, he is also recognised as an expert in vaccination of special risk groups. He is the Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) the Victorian Safety Service and the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) where he leads a team of more than 30 staff members. Prof Crawford is Head of Immunisation Services at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Chair of the Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS).

In 2021, Prof Crawford was appointed the Chair of the Australian Therapeutic Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Ex-officio Member of COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group (SITAG), Member of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) COVID-19 vaccine Expert Advisory Group (EAG), Member of the Victorian Department of Health, COVID-19 vaccine Expert Advisory Group (EAG), member of Vaccination Special Interest Group (VACSIG)/ Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), and the Victorian representative of TGA-JIC (Jurisdictional Immunisation Co-ordinators) vaccine safety meetings with Australian Government Department of Health. Internationally, Prof Crawford is the founding/steering committee member of the International Specialist Immunisation Services (InSIS) network in Canada, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva and most recently appointed as the WPRO (Western Pacific Region) Representative of the GNN (Global NITAG Network) steering committee in WHO Geneva.
Professor Crawford is a consultant paediatrician and vaccinologist, he is also recognised as an expert in vaccination of special risk groups. He is the Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) the...
Professor Crawford is a consultant paediatrician and vaccinologist, he is also recognised as an expert in vaccination of special risk groups. He is the Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) the Victorian Safety Service and the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) where he leads a team of more than 30 staff members. Prof Crawford is Head of Immunisation Services at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Chair of the Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS).

In 2021, Prof Crawford was appointed the Chair of the Australian Therapeutic Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Ex-officio Member of COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments for Australia – Science and Industry Technical Advisory Group (SITAG), Member of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) COVID-19 vaccine Expert Advisory Group (EAG), Member of the Victorian Department of Health, COVID-19 vaccine Expert Advisory Group (EAG), member of Vaccination Special Interest Group (VACSIG)/ Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), and the Victorian representative of TGA-JIC (Jurisdictional Immunisation Co-ordinators) vaccine safety meetings with Australian Government Department of Health. Internationally, Prof Crawford is the founding/steering committee member of the International Specialist Immunisation Services (InSIS) network in Canada, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva and most recently appointed as the WPRO (Western Pacific Region) Representative of the GNN (Global NITAG Network) steering committee in WHO Geneva.

Top Publications

  • Blyth, CC, Cheng, AC, Crawford, NW, Clark, JE, Buttery, JP, Marshall, HS, Francis, JR, McRae, J, Kotsimbos, T, Kelly, PM, et al. The impact of new universal child influenza programs in Australia: Vaccine coverage, effectiveness and disease epidemiology in hospitalised children in 2018. Vaccine 38(13) : 2779 -2787 2020
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  • Silcock, R, Crawford, NW, Selvaraj, G, McMinn, A, Danchin, M, Lazzaro, T, Perrett, KP. Subcutaneous nodules following immunization in children; in Victoria, Australia from 2007 to 2016. Vaccine 38(15) : 3169 -3177 2020
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  • Damiano, JA, Deng, L, Li, W, Burgess, R, Schneider, AL, Crawford, NW, Buttery, J, Gold, M, Richmond, P, Macartney, KK, et al. SCN1A Variants in vaccine‐related febrile seizures: A prospective study. Annals of Neurology 87(2) : 281 -288 2020
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  • Harris, A, Lazzaro, T, Crawford, NW. Blistering post 4-year old Infanrix® IPV. Vaccine 38(3) : 705 -706 2020
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  • Oliver, J, Thielemans, E, McMinn, A, Baker, C, Britton, PN, Clark, JE, Marshall, HS, Blyth, CC, Francis, J, Buttery, J, et al. Invasive group A Streptococcus disease in Australian children: 2016 to 2018 – a descriptive cohort study. BMC Public Health 19(1) : 1750 2019
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