Some types of work have a higher risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases. People in these jobs should be vaccinated against certain diseases.
Certain vaccinations are recommended for:
- healthcare workers
- laboratory staff
- people who work with children
- people who work with certain communities
- people who work with animals
- emergency and essential services workers
Seasonal influenza vaccine is often provided in the workplace.
Workplaces should offer these vaccinations to protect staff from illness, protect the people in their care and reduce absenteeism.
Workplaces should also encourage staff to practice good hygiene, seek appropriate treatment for illness and stay home when they are unwell.