Workers in certain jobs and industries are at greater risk of getting some diseases. You can prevent these diseases by getting vaccinated.
Jobs that have a greater risk of getting or passing on vaccine-preventable diseases include:
- healthcare workers, including trainees and students
- people who look after children
- carers of people with intellectual disabilities
- carers of older people
- people who work in laboratories
- people who work with or are in contact with animals
- anyone exposed to human tissue, blood, body fluids or sewage
- people who work in emergency and essential services
If you work in any of these jobs, speak to your employer or doctor about vaccines you may need.
Providers of Government-subsidised residential aged care services must offer their staff and volunteers a free flu vaccination every year.