The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Immunisation Drop-in Centre was established in March 2001.

It provides opportunistic vaccines for patients and parents at the hospital. Led by a specialist nursing team (Nurse Unit Manager: Sonja Elia), it also provides specialist immunisation advice. The team supports outpatient clinics such as the Immunisation Clinic (Tuesday am), Travel Clinic (Monday pm), Immigrant Health (Monday pm) and dedicated BCG clinics. It also provides seasonal vaccines, such as influenza and delivers the RSV immunoglobulin for at risk infants.

The Drop-in Centre also reviews inpatient’s immunisation status and assists in catch-up vaccination plans.


Immunisation clinic – referrals can be sent directly to fax number (03) 9345 4163.

Travel and BCG clinic – referrals can be sent directly to fax number (03) 9345 5034.

Inpatients and Outpatients – Can be seen by one of the Immunisation Nurse Specialists at RCH, no referral is required.

Contact information

Immunisation hotline: 1300 882 924 (option 2) or direct (03) 9345 – 6599 / 6399.

Pager: 4330 or 5562 via hospital switchboard (03) 9345 5522.


Fax: (03) 9345 4100.


The Royal Children’s Hospital, Drop-in Centre

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.