Influenza and many common respiratory infections are highly contagious and 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
Be vigilant in implementing
infection control practices that minimise the potential for disease transmission.
Departmental flu vaccination program for staff
There is currently a Whole of Government – Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) for Workplace Health Services (QGP0048-18). This SOA lists flu vaccination providers able to provide this service for 2018-2021. 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 departmental schools and workplaces, search for ‘flu vaccinations’ on OnePortal.
Queensland Health has a wide range of information resources about influenza and prevention.