The Governments ‘Get the Facts about Immunisation’ campaign supports parents of children aged 0-5 years and expectant parents in their decision making about childhood vaccinations.
Gelatin in vaccines can cause allergic reactions therefore people with severe allergies to gelatin should avoid gelatin-containing vaccines. See our new Gelatin allergy and vaccines reference page for more information.
We have recently updated our Vaccines in pregnancy immunisation reference page. Influenza and pertussis vaccines are recommended in pregnancy. All live vaccines are contraindicated in pregnancy.
There are additional vaccines recommended by vaccine experts that are available for private purchase. See our new immunisation reference page for more information about which additional vaccines are recommended for people aged up to 20 years old.
The next CVU has been announced for Wednesday 15th April with a program schedule being announced later this week on the MVEC Events page.
Dr Rosalind Eggo of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine explains in this video from the BBC how viruses like the recently-detected coronavirus can spread globally.
A major Australian study with almost 35000 participants has failed to show any discernable impact on throat carriage of Neisseria meningitidis or herd immunity. Importantly, there was a high level of protection among participants, with no cases of meningococcal disease occurring during the study.