Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) 2018

Thank you for attending the recent CVU on Friday 14th September 2018 at The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Presentations covered for the day are now available for your viewing on our Events page. 

The Australian Immunisation Handbook-online edition

The newest update of The Australian Immunisation Handbook has arrived! It is now an online version ensuring that up to date information is accessible for all, in a format that is easy to navigate. To access the new handbook please follow the link below: The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccine safety and adverse events following immunisation: a practical approach

The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) is hosting a webinar on September 19 to provide an overview of common expected and rarer serious adverse reactions following immunisation and their management. For information on how to register please refer to the following: NCIRS Seminar series: Vaccine safety and adverse events following immunisation

When “ah-choo” Turns to the Flu

When “ah-choo” Turns to the Flu is a selection of case studies published online via How to treat. Exploring some of the more unusual manifestations of the flu, it highlights the importance of considering influenza immunisation in paediatric populations.

Victorian Immunisation Schedule App

Changes to the Childhood National Immunisation Program (NIP) from 1st July 2018 is now available on Vicvax, the Victorian Immunisation Schedule application. Make sure you download the app now. 

Are you on target?

Utilising a correct injection technique is of vital importance when providing immunisations to patients in order to optimise the immune response and to minimise side effects. To ensure that your technique is on target please refer to our MVEC reference page for further information: Administration of injected vaccines- correct technique

What’s new on the horizon?

MVEC is often contacted with queries regarding what is new in vaccines and immunisation policy. To access a summary of vaccinology discussions from various National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NiTAGs) please refer to our MVEC reference page: Horizon scanning: What’s new in vaccines and international immunisation policy