As we move into the influenza season it is important to be aware that many common respiratory infections are spread from person to person via coughing and sneezing. The best way to protect yourself and others from influenza type infections is to be proactive and adopt good hygiene practices for infection control.
Departmental staff are reminded to be vigilant in implementing infection control practices that minimise the potential for disease transmission.
There is currently a Whole of Government -Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) for Corporate Health and Wellbeing Programs (QGCPO 852-11). This SOA lists flu vaccination providers able to provide this service in 2017. All major regional cities and towns are serviced for flu vaccinations (E.g. Cairns, Townsville, Mackay etc). Many of our smaller, more remote locations are also serviced by the providers, however there are some exceptions.
For information on how to arrange a flu vaccination clinic for employees in DET schools and workplaces, please visit the Staff Flu Vaccination Program (DETE employees only).
Once approved and arranged, each DET school or worksite will promote the dates and booking procedures for that specific school or workplace.
If you have any queries about the department's flu vaccination program please visit the Staff Flu Vaccination Program page (DETE employees only) or email Sue Alderton, Organisational Safety and Wellbeing.
It is recommended you be vaccinated if:
Vaccination against the influenza virus is also important because:
These links provide a range of resources to prevent the spread of influenza in your worksite.
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This page was last reviewed on 14 Feb 2017