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Workplace immunisation service

Employers can help protect their staff from serious and preventable diseases by booking workplace immunisation sessions.

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.

Fees

Vaccines must be confirmed 5 days before the immunisation visit, and an invoice will be raised based on the confirmed number.

 

Clinic cost and fees     
1-20 staff  $470 flat fee
  • Booking is for one hour (our staff will arrive 10 minutes prior to your booking to set-up)
  • Please call for a quote if over 75 staff. 
21-75 staff  $24 per person   
Free flu You won't be charged for: 
  • People with medical risk factors 
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy 
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
  • All adults over 65 years of age. 

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.

Immunisation 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 uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register , 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 of our visit can attend one of our public immunisation sessions until 30 October to have the vaccine.  They can make a booking here: Public immunisation sessions - Whittlesea Council

Flu facts

  • 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine

This year both influenza and COVID-19 vaccines will be available in Australia. It is important to plan vaccination timing to give the best protection against both of these potentially serious diseases.
An interval of at least 14 days between a dose of influenza vaccine and a dose of COVID-19 vaccine is advised. This 14-day interval is the same for either the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine or the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.


When scheduling influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations please be advised:

  • People in earlier phases for COVID-19 vaccination should have the COVID-19 vaccine as soon they can, and then plan their influenza vaccination.
  • People in later phases for COVID-19 vaccination should have the influenza vaccine as soon as they can, and then have the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them.

​Please note, Council is not providing the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are being made available to people in phases as part of the Australian Government vaccine program.

To find out which phase you are in, you can use the Australian Government Department of Health eligibility checker. The eligibility checker will tell you if you are eligible now and connect you with a vaccine provider in your area.

If you are not eligible yet, you can register to receive an email or SMS notification. You can also check your eligibility, find a vaccine provider or register by calling 1800 020 080.

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