If you book a workplace visit for your staff, we will provide you with guidelines, factsheets and consent cards.
You can enjoy a number of benefits by offering workplace immunisation to your employees, including:
- reducing the spread of infection in the workplace
- minimising the cost of absenteeism
- maintaining productivity
- increasing staff morale
- increasing safety in the workplace - illness can slow reaction times by 20 to 40 per cent
- helping comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
- helping control preventable diseases and unnecessary outbreaks
We visit around 60 local workplaces each year to protect workers with a range of vaccines. This program mainly immunises people with the influenza vaccine, but other vaccines are available and can be arranged.
Vaccines must be confirmed 5 days before the immunisation visit, and an invoice will be raised based on the confirmed number.
- 1-20 staff - $470 flat rate
- 21+ staff - $23 per person
You will only be charged extra if:
- the visit needs to be over an hour
- travel is required outside the municipality
- more than one nurse is required at the visit
Staff who will be immunised should bring their completed consent card and any immunisation history they have.
Each staff member will receive an individual record card of their vaccination on the day.
All encounters of vaccinations are also recorded on our immunisation database, and you will be given a complete listing of all staff vaccinated for your occupational, health and safety records.
Staff who are absent on the day can attend one of our public immunisation sessions until 15 June to have the vaccine.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the flu. Flu vaccines are available from late April each year. You can purchase a flu vaccine from us (if you are not eligible for a funded vaccine). See Public immunisation sessions.
- Influenza is a serious disease, and people of any age can get it.
- Vaccination can reduce the likelihood of you picking up the flu in the workplace or classroom and bringing it home to the rest of your family.
- Influenza causes 1500 deaths, 80,000 GP visits and 15,000 hospitalisations in Australia each year among at-risk groups.
- Influenza vaccination has been shown to reduce chest infections by up to 25 per cent and cut visits to the doctor, as a result of chest infections, by as much as 44 per cent.