The Western Australian Vaccine Safety Surveillance system (WAVSS) is the central reporting service in WA for any significant adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). We provide expert immunisation safety advice to reporters and health-care workers, and can provide clinical services for children and adults who have experienced an adverse event following immunisation. All significant events also have de-identified details forwarded to the national medical safety monitoring system.

Medical and Nurse Practitioners have a statutory responsibility to notify AEFI to the Chief Health Officer, as per the requirements of the Public Health Act 2016 and the Public Health Regulations 2017. Notifications using the WAVSS online reporting system satisfies the requirement the notify cases to the Director of the Communicable Disease Control Directorate, who is the delegate of the Chief Health Officer.

Other Immunisation providers and parents/guardians or vaccinated individuals may also report adverse events if a Medical or Nurse Practitioner is not available.

Existing Users

Medical Advice

If the side effects after vaccination seem severe or persist, or if you have any concerns:
  • See your doctor, immunisation provider or an After Hours GP
  • Call healthdirect Australia for health advice 24 hours a day on
    1800 022 222
  • For emergency or life-threatening conditions, visit an Emergency Department or call triple zero (000) for an ambulance
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