Victoria's two hospital-based Immunisation Services have developed the MVEC (Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre) special risk guidelines. These specialised Immunisation Services are both located in Melbourne: Royal Children's Hospital (Parkville) and Monash Medical Centre (Clayton).
The guidelines are prepared by affiliated immunisation staff and endorsed at a Monthly Immunisation meeting, held at the Royal Children's Hospital. Attendees at this meeting include paediatricians, infectious disease physicians, nurse immunisation specialists, infection control team members and a representative from the Immunisation Section of the Victorian Department of Health.
These guidelines are based on the latest available evidence and may be different to the recommendations in the latest edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook
For specific information relating to the Special Risk Guidelines, please refer to the following link: