Occupational Immunisations

Vaccinations for your employees

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Castle Hill Medical Centre can assist you with vaccinating your staff to help keep them safe. By making sure their vaccinations are up to date, you are also safeguarding others.

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We have qualified nurse immunisers who can conduct vaccinations at your workplace (if appropriate) to ensure your staff are well covered. Alternatively, your employees can visit our centre where we offer a range of occupational vaccinations such as:

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Influenza

Hepatitis A or B (or combined vaccination)

Tetanus

Q Fever

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Some facilities such as nursing homes will not allow service/tradespersons on site unless they have been vaccinated against certain diseases or viruses. Speak to our team today to see how we may assist you so that your staff are well covered. Each employee is issued with a “statement of vaccination” as proof of being immunised.

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Influenza, or flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.

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Influenza is a vaccine-preventable illness and a new vaccine is required each year because influenza viruses change (mutate) constantly. There is no live virus in the influenza vaccine. The best time to be vaccinated is from April which will allow individuals to develop immunity before the peak of flu season which is generally in the winter months.  Once infected, a contagious employee may have up to 3 days before symptoms appear, giving the virus the opportunity to be spread to work colleagues, customers and family members. An employee’s absence from work due to the flu can last for around 3-5 days, but an employee’s productivity can be affected for up to two weeks while they fully recover.

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People who work with or are exposed to human tissues or bodily fluids such as sewage should be vaccinated against hepatitis and tetanus.

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Occupations who are at risk at contracting these disease are plumbers, tattooists, funeral parlour employees, embalmers, laboratory personnel, emergency workers, police and staff of correctional facilities.

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Employees should ensure that they keep up their tetanus vaccinations with a booster, rather than wait for an incident to happen and be unaware of their vaccination status.  

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Q fever is a bacteria that is spread from cattle, sheep and goats and a range of other domestic or wild animals. You don’t even have to be in contact with the animals to be infected as the bacteria can be in the air or dust. Occupations who have a high risk of Q fever are any occupations who have contact with animals such as vets, breeders, farmhands, wildlife workers and abattoir workers.

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Service people, horticulturists or gardeners who are required to attend or work in high-risk environments where animals are kept may also be at risk of Q fever.

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Speak to our Workplace Health services team for more information on (02) 8865 0633 or email us at workplacehealth@chmc.com.au

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