Victoria - SAEFVIC

The SAEFVIC reporting system is now called AEFI-CAN.

SAEFVIC is a founding member of the newly established Adverse Events Following Immunisation – Clinical Assessment Network (AEFI-CAN).

Our website address has now changed to to provide a central, national reporting hub.

There are no changes to the SAEFVIC name, services or management.  All Victorian reports will be followed up as usual.

SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community) is a public health partnership initiative of the Victorian Immunisation Program funded by the Department of Health, Victoria.

This specialist service has been established to help immunisation providers report and look after children and adults who have had an Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI).

SAEFVIC is based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, within the Royal Children's Hospital, with specialised clinics offering expert review, and if needed, vaccination under careful supervision at

  • Royal Children's Hospital
  • Monash Children's Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre (Adults)

AEFI may be due to:

  • A person's response to the vaccine
  • A problem with the system delivering the vaccine (from vaccine distribution through to injection technique)
  • Coincidence, ie. an event that would have happened if no immunisation was given

By getting as much information as we can about AEFI, we make sure we detect possible problems with vaccines or systems as early as possible if they do occur.

This helps to ensure Victoria has a safe immunisation program and to maintain the community confidence in our program.


  • Immunisation Hotline: 1300 882 924 (choose option 1)
    Staff will be in attendance between 9am and 4pm. An answering machine will take calls at all other times.  Note: SAEFVIC is not an emergency contact.
  • Email:
  • Online:
  • Fax: (03) 9345 4163 (24 hours)
  • Post: SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children's Research Institute c/-Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Rd, Parkville, VIC 3052

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