Annual influenza vaccination is provided free for all NSW Health workers. While highly recommended for all health care workers, under the policy directive
Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified infectious diseases (PD2022_030) it is mandatory for those in Category A positions.
Category A positions involve either:
All students who undertake clinical placements within NSW Health facilities are considered Category A.
Workers employed in Category A positions that are unable to receive influenza vaccine due to a medical contraindication must provide evidence from their doctor or treating specialist. During the influenza season these workers must wear a surgical/procedural mask while providing patient care, and may be reassigned to an area of lower risk under a risk management plan.
Workers employed in Category A positions who refuse annual influenza vaccination (other than those with a recognised medical contraindication to influenza vaccine) must submit a Non Participation Form. During the influenza season, these workers must wear a surgical/procedural mask while providing patient care and may be reassigned to an area of lower risk under a risk management plan. Category A workers must be vaccinated prior to 1 June each year.For further information see: