What are the benefits?
Working in certain occupations increases your risk of contracting a vaccine preventable disease.
Employers can reduce this risk by implementing an occupational immunisation program to ensure their staff are appropriately protected.
Many vaccine-preventable diseases are serious with the ability to cause lifelong complications. For example, hepatitis B can cause chronic infection that leads to ongoing complications whereas rubella can infect an unborn baby in the case a pregnant employee is infected. Infections such as these are highly contagious and have the ability to transmit between employees, their family, and the wider community.
Our on-site Occupational Vaccination Program minimises the risk of your workforce contracting a vaccine-preventable disease. Occupational vaccination is recommended for employees who:
- Are exposed to sewage, human tissue, body fluids or blood
- Work in healthcare, with animals, with children, in remote areas or a laboratory
- Are carers or emergency and essential service personnel