Register now for CVU 2022!

Don’t forget to register for our annual Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) taking place on Friday 28th October! 

Our face-to-face event will provide professional development delivered via keynote sessions and interactive breakouts, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with peers.  

Register now and don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest developments and trends in immunisation! 

To view the program and to register, please click on the link below to our Events page:
MVEC: Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2022 


New immunisation reference page: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and immunisation

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that most commonly affects teens and young adults and involves a cluster of symptoms including increased heart rate (tachycardia), dizziness, weakness, vision changes, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances or nausea. 

No link has been found between vaccination and POTS and a diagnosis of POTS is not a contraindication to receiving vaccinations. In fact, some cases of POTS are thought to occur following an acute infection, some of which are vaccine-preventable.  

Vaccination is an important way to stay healthy and protected against disease. Any concerns an individual with POTS has regarding immunisation should be discussed with an individual’s treating healthcare practitioner. 

Our new reference page outlines what POTS is and the implications of having POTS on immunisation.  

For further information, click on the link below: 

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and immunisation


New immunisation reference page: Polio

Polio (poliomyelitis) is caused by a gastrointestinal (gut) infection with one of 3 types of polioviruses (serotypes 1, 2 or 3). Polioviruses are RNA enteroviruses from the Picornaviridae family.

Approximately 70% of polio infections are asymptomatic or present as a non-specific febrile illness. It is estimated that flaccid paralysis occurs in less than 1 percent of all polio cases.

Our new reference page details transmission routes, epidemiology and it's prevention through vaccination.

To view the page in full follow the below link:

MVEC: Polio 


Updated immunisation reference page: Vaccine-associated enhanced disease (VAED)

Vaccine-associated enhanced disease (VAED) is a rare phenomenon in which a (usually) more severe clinical presentation of an infection that would normally be seen in an unvaccinated person occurs in someone who has been vaccinated. 

MVEC’s reference page on VAED has recently been updated. This resource outlines:  

  • what VAED is  
  • mechanisms for enhanced disease 
  • assessment and evaluation of VAED 

To view the page in full, follow the link below:
MVEC: Vaccine-associated enhanced disease (VAED)  


CVU October early bird registrations closing soon!

Early bird registrations for our annual Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) on Friday 28th October are closing soon!  

Our face-to-face event will provide professional development delivered via keynote sessions and interactive breakouts, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with peers.   

Register now and don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest developments and trends in immunisation.

To see the program and to register, please click on the link below to our Events page. 

MVEC: Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2022


World-first real-time safety data for JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine available from AusVaxSafety

Newly published AusVaxSafety surveillance data of more than 1,300 first doses of JYNNEOS® has revealed that 54% of vaccinees experienced no side effects in the first 7 days following vaccination. Of the vaccinees reporting symptoms, side effects were commonly mild and short lived and included local reactions, fatigue, headache and muscle/joint pain.   

In order to inform further guidance around the use of JYNNEOS® in Australia, AusVaxSafety will continue to collect and publish this information, including side effects following dose 2. 

To read the update in full, please click on the link below.

World-first real-time safety data for JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine available from AusVaxSafety 


Join the waitlist for MVEC’s Immunisation Skills Workshop – Friday 25 November 2022

Registrations for MVEC’s Immunisation Skills Workshop taking place on Friday 25th November are now at capacity! If you missed out on registering for the session, we invite you to join our waitlist by emailing info.mvec@mcri.edu.au, and should a spot become available we will contact you to register.  

The full-day interactive, face-to-face workshop is MVEC’s newest education opportunity designed to provide education and upskilling in the principles and processes of managing:  

  • effective vaccine communication  
  • error prevention and management  
  • anaphylaxis and acute stress responses.  

Participants will hear from immunisation experts and have the opportunity to engage in simulated scenarios.  

For more information, please click on the link below to our events page.  

MVEC: Immunisation Skills Workshop 


A recording of the 30th August CVU mini is now available

Thank you to all who attended our recent CVU miniseries event COVID-19: infection and vaccines in children aged 6 months and over on Tuesday 30th August 2022. 

This interactive webinar provided an update on: 

  • COVID-19 infection in children over 6 months: The Melbourne experience 
  • COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for Australian children over 6 months 
  • The safety profile of COVID-19 vaccines in children 

A recording of this event is now available via our education portal.

To access this recording please follow the link below: 

CVU mini – 30th August 2022 


Registrations now open for the Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2022!

Registrations are now open for the annual Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU), taking place in person on Friday 28th October. 

Our face-to-face event will provide professional development delivered via keynote sessions and interactive breakouts, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with peers.  

Register now and don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest developments and trends in immunisation.

To find out more about the program and to register, please click on the link below to our Events page.
MVEC: Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2022