MTHFR Gene

A number of families and consumers and healthcare professionals have been asking MVEC staff about the MHFTR gene (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and possible adverse events following immunisation [AEFI]. Please find some information and resources on our MVEC page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

We have recently developed some FAQ’s related to general vaccine enquiries including information on catch up immunisations. Please refer to our MVEC page

New Zoster (Shingles) Immunisation Program

From November 2016, zoster vaccine will be funded under the National Immunisation Program for persons aged 70 years, with catch-up for those aged 71–79 years also funded until October 2021. For further information including new resources please refer to our … Continued

Clinical Vaccinology Update 2016

The next CVU will be held on Monday 5th December 2016 from 8.30am to 3:00pm at The SPOT in Carlton (part of University of Melbourne). Tickets are now for sale via our events page. We look forward to seeing you … Continued

Allergy and immunisation

For further information about allergies and the immunisation process please refer to our new reference page Allergy and immunisation  

Needle phobia

We have created a new immunisation reference page with information and resources to assist in the immunisation of those experiencing needle phobias. Please refer to our Needle Phobia page for further information.



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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.