The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network conducts active, hospital-based surveillance of serious childhood conditions, particularly vaccine preventable diseases and adverse events following immunisation. 

The conditions under surveillance by PAEDS are COVID-19, Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally associated with SARS-COV-2 (PIMS-TS), acute flaccid paralysis, intussusception, varicella and herpes zoster, pertussis, febrile seizures, influenza, acute childhood encephalitis, invasive meningococcal disease, invasive group A streptococcus, Kawasaki disease and gram-negative bloodstream infections. 

PAEDS was initiated in 2007. It is coordinated by NCIRS and involves a network of clinicians and public health researchers in seven Australian tertiary paediatric hospitals.

For more information, visit PAEDS.

Last updated April 2023