Get the facts about immunisation- resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

As part of the Australian Government Department of Health's campaign "Get the facts about immunisation", resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have now been developed. For access to these resources please refer to:



MVEC is proud to announce our endorsement as a member of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) 疫苗安全网 (VSN). The VSN represents a global network of websites who adhere to the WHO's criteria for reliable and credible vaccine safety information and resources.

For the full list of Vaccine Safety Net members please refer to the following link: Vaccine Safety Net members.

2019 Influenza vaccine recommendations

For information on influenza immunisation for the 2019 season, including age specific brands, dosing guidelines and advice for at risk groups, please refer to:


Instagram and GoFundMe block anti-vaccine campaigns

In a bid to stop the spread of misleading information surrounding immunisation, the online crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe, has recently announced that campaigns aiming to raise money to promote the anti-vaccine movement will be removed from their service.

Similarly, the social media platform Instagram, has also announced that it will be blocking any anti-vaccine hashtags to combat the spread of misinformation across the internet. 

For the full stories please see the articles below:

ABC news: GoFundMe bans anti-vaxxers in fight against vaccine 'misinformation'
UPI: Instagram plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags


2019 Clinical Vaccinology Update

MVEC's 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. For program details, please head to our 事件 页。 

Purchase tickets here

Tickets are still available. We hope to see you there!

Influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnancy

Antenatal immunisation with Influenza and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines are strongly recommended in every pregnancy to protect both the mother and baby from disease and its complications. Evidence around the timing of pertussis immunisation in pregnancy has recently been reviewed and it is now recommended that a pertussis containing vaccine be administered between 20 and 32 weeks of the pregnancy. Immunisation is provided free to all pregnant women through the National Immunisation Program.

For further information about maternal vaccination recommendations visit our reference page 墨尔本疫苗教育中心(MVEC):孕期孕妇疫苗接种