In NSW calling 1300 066 055 will direct to your local Public Health Unit
South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit (SESLHD PHU)
Sydney Public Health Unit (SLHD PHU)
Immunisation Program Officers
Meet the immunsation team:
Practice Support Officers
Digital Health Officers
Online AIR Support
Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) are defined as “any untoward medical occurrence that follows immunisation, whether expected or unexpected, and whether triggered by the vaccine or only coincidentally occurring after receipt of a vaccine”.
NSW Health: What is a serious adverse event?
Health professionals are required to report suspected reactions, known as adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) particularly if they are unexpected or significant.
If a patient has an immediate serious reaction or is unwell in the days after a vaccination, you must report to:
Immunisation Adverse Events Clinics
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network offers an Immunisation Clinic which provides assessment and management of children and adolescents who have experienced a previous adverse event following immunisation or who have an underlying medical condition or allergy which may indicate the need for supervision during immunisation. They also offer advice for catch-up vaccination for children and discussion with parents who are concerned about vaccines and adverse events.
Immunisation patients and families should discuss an immunisation question with their GP first, or local Public Health Unit on 1300 600 055, and if further support is required, they can be referred to the clinic, either at Randwick or Westmead.