Some types of work have a higher risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases.
Certain vaccinations are recommended for:
- healthcare workers
- laboratory staff
- people who work with children
- people who work with certain communities
- people who work with animals
- emergency and essential services workers
Seasonal influenza vaccine is often provided in the workplace.
Workplaces should offer these vaccinations to protect staff from illness, protect the people in their care and reduce absenteeism.
Workplaces should also encourage staff to practice good hygiene, seek appropriate treatment for illness and stay home when they are unwell.
Workplace influenza vaccination kit
This kit contain all the information you need to arrange and promote a workplace influenza vaccination program.
Vaccination for healthcare workers
Recommendations for healthcare worker vaccination based on risk categories, and what health services should do in their workplace vaccination program.
Reviewed 31 March 2022