Influenza Vaccine Requirements for RACFs

State and territory governments have implemented influenza vaccine requirements for staff, volunteers and visitors to Residential Care Facilities (aged and disability).  As an occupational therapist it is your responsibility to makes sure you meet these requirements as summarised below:

STATE / TERRITORY

TIME PERIOD

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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to have a yearly influenza vaccine.

 

See ACT Government website

NEW SOUTH WALES

From 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021, all staff, volunteers and visitors (aged over 6 months) must have been vaccinated against influenza.  Some exceptions apply.

 

See NSW Health website

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Anyone entering a RACF must have an up to date influenza vaccination, except in exceptional circumstances.

 

See NT Government Website

QUEENSLAND

From 30 May 2021, all staff, volunteers and visitors must have been vaccinated against influenza. Some exceptions apply.

 

See Qld Health website

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

From 1 June 2021, all staff, volunteers and visitors must have current influenza vaccination.  Some exceptions apply.

 

See SA Government website

TASMANIA

Anyone spending any time in a RACF, this includes staff and visitors, are strongly encouraged to have an influenza vaccination.

 

See Tas Government website

VICTORIA

Anyone working in or visiting a RACF are strongly encouraged to have been vaccinated against influenza.

 

See Vic Health Department website (under care facilities)

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

All persons entering a RACF must have up to date influenza vaccinations.  Some exceptions apply.

 

See WA Government website

 

 

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