Spleen Australia- updated guidelines 2019

Spleen Australia have recently updated their medical recommendations for asplenic/hyposplenic adults and children. These guidelines also detail additional immunisation recommendations, including updated information on booster doses for pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccines in this patient group. Please refer to our MVEC page for more information MVEC: Asplenia

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: … Continued

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 … Continued

Updated SAEFVIC Reporting Form (Online/ Print)

In support of the environment and sustainability efforts, MVEC encourages online reporting of adverse events following immunisations on www.aefican.org.au; online reporting ensures accuracy of information submitted to SAEFVIC.  However if a print copy is preferred, an updated SAEFVIC reporting form is now available on the SAEFVIC page.

2019 Clinical Vaccinology Update

The next Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) will be held on Friday 26th April 2019 in the Copland Theatre (The Spot Building) at The University of Melbourne, Parkville. Purchase tickets here For program details, please head to the EVENTS page. 

WHO Immunization Monitoring Academy Webinars

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently hosting a series of webinars exploring specific topics in immunisation monitoring. These webinars are open to anyone with an interest in this area. Further information and details on registration can be found via the link below: Immunization Monitoring Academy: Webinars

New meningococcal resources

The Australian Academy of Science has released a new video detailing the devastating impact of meningococcal disease. To access this video, as well as other meningococcal information, please follow the link below: MVEC: Meningococcal disease and vaccines