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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

  • McRae, JE, Quinn, HE, Saravanos, GL, Carlson, SJ, Britton, PN, Crawford, NW, Wood, NJ, Marshall, HS, Macartney, KK. Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) 2017 and 2018: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions.. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 44: 2024
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  • Tosif, S, Neeland, MR, Sutton, P, Licciardi, PV, Sarkar, S, Selva, KJ, Do, LAH, Donato, C, Quan Toh, Z, Higgins, R, et al. Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in three children of parents with symptomatic COVID-19. Nature Communications 11(1) : 5703 2024
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  • Flanagan, KL, Best, E, Crawford, NW, Giles, M, Koirala, A, Macartney, K, Russell, F, Teh, BW, Wen, SC. Progress and Pitfalls in the Quest for Effective SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccines. Frontiers in Immunology 11: 579250 2024
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  • Tosif, S, Neeland, M, Sutton, P, Licciardi, P, Sarkar, S, Selva, K, Do, LAH, Donato, C, Toh, ZQ, Higgins, R, et al. Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in children of parents with symptomatic COVID-19. 2024
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  • Ford, T, Danchin, M, McMinn, A, Perrett, K, Alex, G, Crawford, N. Immunisation Status of Children and Adolescents with a New Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 2024
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