Immunisation Coalition: 2024 COVID-19 webinar

On Tuesday 14 May, the Immunisation Coalition will hold its annual update on COVID-19 in Australia for GPs, immunisation nurses, pharmacists and other immunisation professionals. 

The webinar will feature Prof Gary Grohmann as a speaker, and will be moderated by Dr Andrew Minton. 

For more details and to register, visit the Immunisation Coalition event page. 


Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference 2024

This year’s Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference (CDIC) will be held in Brisbane from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June 2024.

This year's conference theme is ‘Protecting Communities: empowering health through Disease Control and Immunisation’.

Earlybird registration closes on Friday 26 April 2024.

Learn more and register on the CDIC website.

Reminder: Victorian regional immunisation providers have the chance to win free registration for the upcoming CVU mini!

MVEC is offering regional immunisation providers from Victoria the opportunity to win free registration for the 21 June CVU mini on RSV preventative therapies – competition closes Monday 29 April 2024. 

Complete this 简短调查 to go in the running. 

Learn more about the CVU mini on our event page.

Immunisation Coalition: 2024 Annual Immunisation Forum

Immunisation Coalition will be hosting their 8th Annual Immunisation Forum on 14 June 2024 in Brisbane. 

The free, full-day event for immunisation specialists can be attended in person or via Zoom. The event will explore topics such as aged care, new vaccines for older people, adjuvanted vaccines, vaccinations in primary care and pharmacy, managing vaccine hesitancy and targeting at-risk populations. 

Learn more and register on the event page:
Immunisation Coalition: 2024 Annual Immunisation Forum 

CVU mini: Register now

Registration is now open for the upcoming MVEC CVU mini.

The CVU mini will focus on RSV preventative therapies. 

When: Friday 21 June 2024
Where: The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville 

This half-day, face-to-face event offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to hear from leading experts on the latest in RSV prevention. 

Learn more and register on our event page. 

Read about RSV on the MVEC:呼吸道合胞病毒(RSV) reference page. 

Immunisation Coalition: Free flu vaccines

As part of Immunisation Action Week, the Immunisation Coalition will be running a free Influenza Vaccination Day in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. In Melbourne, the free vaccine is available for people aged between 18 and 64 years. Walk-ins may be available on the day, but booking is recommended to secure a place. 

Melbourne Vaccination Day: 
Tuesday 30 April 2024 10 am–4 pm
Melbourne Town Hall , 90/130 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000 

Learn more and registered via the Immunisation Coalition’s event page. 


Immunisation Coalition: 2024 Influenza webinar

Immunisation Coalition will hold its 2024 Influenza webinar on Wednesday 3 April 2024, from 6:00 pm–7:00 pm. 

This annual update is intended for GPs, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other immunisation professionals. The webinar will be presented by Angela Newbound. 

Learn more and register on the Immunisation Coalition event page. 


Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service: Paediatric Immunisation Skills Workshop

Children’s Health Queensland’s Specialist Immunisation Service is hosting a Paediatric Immunisation Skills Workshop on 3 May 2024.

Topics to be covered include:

  • comfort positioning and giving multiple vaccines 
  • procedural anxiety and distraction techniques 
  • vaccine hesitancy conversations 
  • the National Immunisation Program and catching up vaccination 
  • anaphylaxis, adverse events and reporting.  

Read more and register.

Immunisation Coalition: 25th Annual Scientific Meeting conference recordings

The Immunisation Coalition’s 25th Annual Scientific Meeting was held from 4 to 5 February 2024.

The meeting was chaired by A/Prof Lou Irving from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and covered topics including Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Economics and Long-Term Implications of Vaccines, Primary Care and Vaccination, and Respiratory Virus Vaccines. 

The Immunisation Coalition has published all the keynote presentations and sessions on their website. Presentations can be viewed on the Immunisation Coalition’s 25th Annual Scientific Meeting event page. 

Immunisation Coalition: Influenza / COVID-19 / RSV webinar series

The Immunisation Coalition is hosting a series of 3 webinars on common vaccine-preventable respiratory viruses over the next three months, to be held on: 

  • 17 April 2024
  • 22 May 2024
  • 19 June 2024

These will include parent discussions on how the influenza, COVID-19 and RSV season is progressing and strategies around increasing vaccination rates. 

Find out more and register on the Immunisation Coalition event page.