Intradermal vaccination is the delivery of vaccines into the outer layers of the skin and is used for a small number of vaccines such as BCG and Hepatitis B (for non-responders). For more information see our new reference page, Intradermal vaccination.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to protecting the safety of its patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinical Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases David Isaacs talks with Mark Isaacs, writer, researcher, photographer and community worker, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what you need to know.
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisers are now authorised to administer influenza vaccines to people aged 10-years and older.
A good news article from the Raising Children’s Network about Coronavirus and pregnancy. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is new, so we’re still learning about it and how it affects people, including pregnant women and their babies. However, new evidence suggests pregnant women don’t seem to be more likely to get coronavirus (COVID-19) than other healthy people of the same age.
Prevention of vaccine preventable diseases is important in children with epilepsy. The Royal Children’s Hospital has developed a guideline for children with genetic forms of epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome to be immunised, which is something that can be discussed between the child’s specialist and family.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, The Royal Children’s Hospital immunisation service is now providing immunisations to RCH patients only, based on clinical need.