Vaccines are a medication and like any drug there are possible side effects. If you or your child are experiencing an adverse event following an immunisation, it should be reported to your local government health authority.

Please see the list below for the appropriate body to report to, in your state or territory.

  • Tasmania (Direct to the TGA) 1800 044 114


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.