Immunisation – Get the Facts

A new campaign has been launched by the Government to encourage parents to ‘Get The Facts About Immunisation’. We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood vaccinations, so we’re making it easier to ‘get the … Continued

Zostavax – GP decision aid

Zostavax® contains live attenuated varicella-zoster virus, containing 14 times more virus than childhood varicella vaccines. Administration to people who are immunocompromised is associated with risk of disseminated disease from the vaccine virus. This screening tool can be used to aid … Continued

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. There are 13 known sub-types (A, B, C, W and Y). In 2016, the main serotypes causing disease in Australia are B and W with variations noted by state. Importantly, they … Continued

MTHFR Gene

A number of families and consumers and healthcare professionals have been asking MVEC staff about the MHFTR gene (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and possible adverse events following immunisation [AEFI]. Please find some information and resources on our MVEC page.

Clinical Vaccinology Update 2016

The next CVU will be held on Monday 5th December 2016 from 8.30am to 3:00pm at The SPOT in Carlton (part of University of Melbourne). Tickets are now for sale via our events page. We look forward to seeing you … Continued

Allergy and immunisation

For further information about allergies and the immunisation process please refer to our new reference page Allergy and immunisation  



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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.