The RCH Immunisation clinic is staffed by specialist paediatricians and immunisation nurses. It is held weekly on a Tuesday (am).

The clients reviewed included:

  • Special risk groups- discussing additional vaccine requirements/ specialist advice
  • SAEFVIC vaccine safety patients- discussing the reaction and immunising under supervision if required
  • Patients/ families with queries around vaccines

All patients must have a valid referral before a Specialist outpatient clinic appointment is made. SAEFVIC/ Immunisation services bulk bill the cost of the consultation through Medicare. There is no out of pocket expense to the patient/ family. Public patients do not require a named referral as they are seen by a doctor chosen by the hospital.


All Immunisation clinic referrals are co-ordinated by the SAEFVIC team. The BCG and Travel clinic referrals are managed by RCH Outpatients. Telephone: 03 9345 6180

The form below needs to be completed by the referring doctor

Contact details:

  • Fax: (03) 9345 4163
  • Email:
  • Confirming receipt of referral telephone (03) 9345 5807
Reviewed by: Nigel Crawford (Paediatrician, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne)
Date: July 2014


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.