Department of Health

Workplace influenza vaccination kit

Influenza resources for promoting awareness and arranging clinics in your workplace

Influenza can seriously affect your workplace. Workers with influenza take an average of two weeks to recover. Because people can be contagious before any symptoms show, it is easy to spread influenza.

Influenza is not the same as a cold. It is estimated that 3,500 Australians die each year from the complications of influenza, including pneumonia, so it makes sense to protect your staff and the people in their care.

The department encourages all workplaces to take influenza seriously and offer free workplace vaccinations to staff.

This section provides the information you need to arrange and promote a workplace vaccination program, including:

  • tips for providing a successful workplace influenza vaccination program
  • workplace vaccination provider checklist
  • influenza – facts for staff.

In addition, you can download and:

  • use the sample email or newsletter text and the influenza vaccination poster template to promote your workplace influenza vaccination program
  • use the assets included in the Stay well this winter campaign toolkit to advertise vaccination
  • print the posters on hand hygiene, and ways to protect others.

These resources can be used whether you offer a clinic in your office or a mobile clinic to reach workers off-site or arrange vaccinations for staff at your local general practice.

For more information visit the Seasonal influenza vaccine page.

Reviewed 26 March 2024


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