Thinking about getting your child the Influenza vaccine?

With the roll out of the 2018 Influenza vaccine the following article may help provide some clarification regarding immunising children The Conversation: thinking about getting your child the flu vaccine? For further information regarding the Influenza vaccine please refer to … Continued

Menveo® (Meningococcal A, C, W, Y) vaccine shortage

GSK has announced that there is a current shortage in the supply of Menveo® vaccine for the remainder of 2018. Refer to the TGA announcement for further information. For alternate Meningococcal immunisation options please see our MVEC: Meningococcal disease and … Continued

Influenza 2018

MVEC has now updated it’s Influenza recommendations for the 2018 season. Please follow the link for further information MVEC: Influenza vaccine recommendations

An interesting article

Please follow the link to find an interesting article published on the Vaccine Confidence Project titled “To wipe out measles, governments must regain social trust”

Changes to the No Jab, No Play legislation

As of February 28 2018, changes to the “No Jab, No Play” legislation have come into effect. Only Immunisation History statements provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will be the accepted proof of immunisation. Previous forms of documentation (eg … Continued

Influenza vaccine and egg allergy update

Based on the latest guidelines from the Australiasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, influenza vaccines can be safely administered in community vaccination clinics (which may or may not have direct medical practitioner supervision) to those with and without egg allergy (including … Continued

Melbourne University

Welcome to MVEC

The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) is a new web-based initiative, providing up-to-date immunisation information for healthcare professionals, parents and the public.

It is a collaboration between The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and its Melbourne Children’s campus partners (Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The University of Melbourne) and Monash Health.

MVEC aims to address common queries around vaccines and to promote the benefits of immunisation for both children and adults.