4 tips for photographing the site of a vax reaction

A RULER is a useful adjunct to taking a photo of a severe local reaction to vaccination, the Melbourne Vaccine Information Centre (MVEC) says.

MVEC, a web-based initiative overseen by paediatrician Dr Nigel Crawford from the Royal Children’s Hospital and SAEFVIC, offers instructions for taking optimal photos on a smartphone.

In a poster presentation at the Public Health Association of Australia’s 15th National Immunisation Conference in Brisbane, SAEFVIC’s Victoria Scott said the resource is being used by parents and vaccination providers.

Severe local reactions are defined as swelling at the injection