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Why Participate in the STARSS Study?

Why Participate
  • STARSS is the first large scale, publicly funded real-time vaccine safety surveillance study in Australia
Why Participate
  • Notifications of patients having sought medical advice by SMS reach the STARSS system within 1 hour. All reports are investigated by our team and the GP is updated within 48 hours with the outcome of the assessment
Why Participate
  • Eligibility to apply for 40 Category I QI-CPT points*
Why Participate
  • Expand your understanding of the process of reporting adverse events following vaccination
  • Being part of a network of practices conducting real-time surveillance
  • Access to surveillance results for own practice vs other practices in SA, Vic and WA
Why Participate
  • Nurses professional development opportunities:
  • Accredited Good Clinical Practice online course
  • Access to Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation
    Link to external website, SA Health’s nurse immuniser education programme covering:
    • epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
    • the role of immunisation in public health
    • the immunisation schedule
    • guidelines and policy relevant to the field
Why Participate
  • Publication opportunities
    • General Practice journals
    • Vaccine journals
    • Health informatics journals

Participation incentives of up to $3000 are provided to participating STARSS study sites.

For any further questions about the process of becoming a STARSS Study site, please contact the STARSS Study Project Manager, Dr Gabriella Lincoln on 08 8161 7030 or by email at

*Eligibility requires the completion of one continuous year of participation
ANZCTR Trial ID ACTRN12614001046695

Stimulated Telephone Assisted Rapid Safety Surveillance (STARSS)



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