AEFI-CAN:  A national vaccine safety collaboration

Welcome to the Adverse Events Following Immunisation – Clinical Assessment Network (AEFI-CAN) database for reporting of adverse events and clinical visits.

AEFI-CAN is a formal collaboration between state and territory-based vaccine safety clinics and includes representatives from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Our co-ordinated vaccine safety efforts are funded by AusVaxSafety via the Department Health, Canberra.

As a national network, AEFI-CAN works collaboratively to clinically assess and manage individual patients following serious or unexpected adverse events following immunisation. AEFI-CAN bridges the important link between surveillance and clinical assessment and management. As such, AEFI-CAN can assist in determining patient outcomes and support investigation of possible safety signals in a real-time integrated way.

The AEFI reporting portal is currently only live in Victoria and Western Australia. If you are from one of the other regions please continue to report AEFI via your existing methods, as indicated below.

State Reporting Service Phone Website
Australian Capital Territory ACT Health Department 02 6205 2300
New South Wales Local Public Health Unit 1300 066 055
Northern Territory NT Department of Health 08 8922 8044 NT AEFI form
Queensland Queensland Health 07 3328 9888
South Australia SA Department of Health 1300 232 272
Tasmania Direct to TGA 1800 044 114