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.


  • Northern Territory Department of Health (08) 8922 8044 NT AEFI form


Reviewed by: Adele Harris (SAEFVIC Research Nurse)
Date: January 2018
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family’s personal health. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult a healthcare professional.


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.