The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is a statewide initiative supported by Cancer Australia, with guidelines endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Childrens Haemotology/Oncology Group (ANZHOG).

The PICS immunisation resources detail vaccines to consider during cancer therapy [e.g. influenza (flu)], as well as highlighting the vaccines that are required after completion of chemotherapy. These resources cross-link with the MVEC Cancer immunisation guidelines (see Resources below).

The PICS Immunisation information sheets have been translated into a number of different languages.


Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS): Immunisation Resources

MVEC Cancer Immunisation Guidelines



Reviewed by: Nigel Crawford (Paediatrician, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne)
Date: February 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.