Save the date for MVEC’s Immunisation Skills Workshop – Friday 2 September 2022

MVEC are pleased to invite you to save the date for our Immunisation Skills Workshop taking place on Friday 2nd September. 

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. 

The workshop will account for 12 nursing CPD hours and up to 24 points of CPD for pharmacist immunisers (including preparation and reading time). 

Further program details and a link to register will be available via our events page soon. 


A recording of the 28th April CVU mini is now available

Thank you to all who attended our recent CVU miniseries event Winter preparedness: COVID-19 and influenza on Thursday 28th April 2022.

This interactive webinar covered the following updates:

  • COVID-19 vaccines: keeping up-to-date
  • Winter COVID-19 booster dose and flu administration for the elderly
  • Influenza: a post COVID-19 landscape

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

To access this recording please follow the link below:

CVU mini - 28th April 2022


Science: Pandemic propels global effort to study rare vaccine side effects

The Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) is the largest ever vaccine safety project involving more than 20 countries and data from more than 250 million people vaccinated against COVID-19.

It aims to investigate and understand rare vaccine side effects such as myocarditis, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome and Guillain-Barre Syndrome following COVID-19 vaccination which may lead to the prediction, treatment and prevention of side effects.

The following article discusses the importance of globalising vaccine safety research through international collaboration to improve vaccine safety.

To read more, please click on the link below.

Science: Pandemic propels global effort to study rare vaccine side effects

 

 

 

 

 

 


Registrations now open for the April CVU mini event

MVEC's first Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) miniseries event of the year on Winter preparedness: COVID-19 and influenza will be held virtually on Thursday 28th April 2022. This CVU mini will provide an update on:

  • COVID-19 vaccines: keeping up-to-date
  • Winter COVID-19 booster dose and flu administration for the elderly
  • Influenza: a post COVID-19 landscape

Further details can be found via our Events page and the link below:

CVU mini: April 28th 2022


Save the date for our first CVU mini event for 2022: Thursday 28 April 2022

MVEC invites you to Save the Date for first CVU mini for 2022!

Date: Thursday 28 April, 2022
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST

Further details and registration information will be available soon on our Events page and Education Portal.

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New reference page: Japanese encephalitis 

An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), a rare but potentially lethal mosquito-transmitted disease that can cause inflammation of the brain has been detected in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. While most infections are asymptomatic, it is currently the leading cause of vaccine-preventable encephalitis in Asia.

Our new reference page: Japanese encephalitis addresses key factors including:
- What is JEV?
- What to look for?
- How it is transmitted?
- Epidemiological information
- Prevention
- Vaccine information

Follow the link to view the full reference page:
Japanese encephalitis


NCIRS Webinar - Living with COVID-19: Getting back to immunisation business as usual

NCIRS will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 3 March featuring a panel of expert speakers including MVEC’s A/Prof Nigel Crawford. The topic for the webinar is Living with COVID-19: Getting back to immunisation business as usual and will cover: 

  • an update on Australian COVID‑19 vaccine recommendations 
  • COVID-19 and routine immunisation programs regionally and globally – what’s needed 
  • new COVID-19 vaccines – do we need to change our strategy in response to new variants? 

Further information and details on registration can be found via the link below:
NCIRS Webinar -  Living with COVID-19: Getting back to immunisation business as usual


Clinical Vaccinology Update session recordings now available

Recordings of the sessions from our recent Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) are now available to access via our MVEC Education Portal Homepage.

To access the recordings, attendees can sign in to our Education Portal using their existing account details or simply create an account if are a new user.

If you did not attend the event but would like to access the recordings, you can purchase access via our Events Page.

If you have any questions about our CVU event please contact info.mvec@mcri.edu.au.


Last chance to register for day 2 of our Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU)

There's still time to register for the final day of our Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) and hear from leading experts addressing the most important issues in immunisation.

Tomorrow we're excited to be hosting a panel session with Professor Julie Leask, Dr Preeya Alexander and A/Prof Nigel Crawford on mandatory vaccination and no fault compensation!

To register for the event, please click on the link below:
MVEC Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2021


Healthed Going Viral Podcast featuring A/Prof Nigel Crawford

MVEC’s Associate Professor Nigel Crawford delivered the COVID-19 Update as part of the recent Healthed Australia online lecture series.

In this lecture, A/Prof Nigel Crawford discussed the following:

  • COVID booster dose
  • Myocarditis following mRNA vaccine
  • Vaccinating 5-11-year-olds with Pfizer
  • Best vaccine delivery method
  • Opening the borders – don’t forget there are many vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs)

To listen to the lecture in full, click on the link below:
Healthed lecture series 11 November: COVID-19 Update