Get the facts about immunisation- resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

As part of the Australian Government Department of Health's campaign "Get the facts about immunisation", resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have now been developed. For access to these resources please refer to:

MVEC: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation recommendations

Vaccine Safety Net

MVEC is proud to announce our endorsement as a member of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Vaccine Safety Net (VSN). The VSN represents a global network of websites who adhere to the WHO's criteria for reliable and credible vaccine safety information and resources.

For the full list of Vaccine Safety Net members please refer to the following link: Vaccine Safety Net members.

Instagram and GoFundMe block anti-vaccine campaigns

In a bid to stop the spread of misleading information surrounding immunisation, the online crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe, has recently announced that campaigns aiming to raise money to promote the anti-vaccine movement will be removed from their service.

Similarly, the social media platform Instagram, has also announced that it will be blocking any anti-vaccine hashtags to combat the spread of misinformation across the internet. 

For the full stories please see the articles below:

ABC news: GoFundMe bans anti-vaxxers in fight against vaccine 'misinformation'
UPI: Instagram plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags


Defeating the Ministers of Death- a new publication

Professor David Isaacs (Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney) has recently published a new book regarding the history of vaccination and the impact on our future health.

We are honoured that this book will be sold at our upcoming Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) on Friday 26th April 2019 and Prof. Isaacs will be in person to autograph every book!
So make sure you get your hands on a copy and have it signed!

For more information on how to access this great resource, please follow this link: Defeating the Ministers of Death 


Tips for discussing vaccination

You don't have to be an expert to be an effective advocate for vaccination. Dr. Jessica Kaufman and Dr. Margie Danchin have shared some helpful tips on the best approach to discussing immunisation. Read the full story.

Get the facts about immunisation

The Australian Government Department of Health has just developed a new media campaign supporting the importance of immunisation, vaccinating on time and the safety of vaccines. More information can be found via the Get the facts about immunisation campaign site or via the links below:

It's really important to vaccinate on time
Dr Nigel Crawford explains how vaccines are tested and monitored for safety
The Australian Government is vaccinating against more diseases than ever before
Vaccines strengthen your child's immune system

MVEC has a new web address!

To reflect our alliance with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, we can now be found at

We welcome any feedback via email: [email protected]

New immunisation resource for children

The Mexican Virology Network was founded in 2015 with the aims of promoting research into virus detection and treatment. To reflect their keen interest in communicating facts about diseases and prevention, they have created a new children's book outlining the importance of vaccination. "Paul has Measles" hopes to teach children, their parents and their teachers how important it is to prevent infectious diseases. It has been translated into many languages in an effort to reach the broader population. To view the English version, please click on the link below

Paul Has Measles

Influenza vaccine for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The November meeting of the PBAC saw a positive endorsement for the extension of the influenza vaccine program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 5 -17 years. This decision supports influenza vaccine funding for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people of all ages on the NIP.

Please refer to the link below for further information:

November 2018 PBAC meeting positive recommendations

New vaccine preventable disease fact sheets

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has developed a series of factsheets detailing various vaccine preventable diseases (VPD's). These fact sheets provide information regarding the diseases, the number of cases reported in Australia, as well as rates of hospitalisation and deaths.

The fact sheets can be found via the following link:

AIHW fact sheets