Workplace influenza vaccination program – pre-planning
Ensure strong leadership and senior management support. This is critical to the success of workplace vaccination programs. Identify a ‘vaccination champion’ to help promote the program.
Book a vaccination provider. Vaccinations should ideally be given in autumn, and you should book a provider several months in advance. Local providers can be found online. See the workplace vaccination provider checklist for more information.
Reserve a suitable space for the clinic. This space must be convenient and include a room for the vaccinations and a nearby space for staff to wait for 15 minutes after their vaccination. Check with your vaccination provider for any requirements. Remember to plan for staff off-site.
Promote your clinic to staff. Develop a communications strategy to help raise awareness of the program and reach your vaccination target. This website includes tools such as sample email text and a promotional poster template for you to advertise clinic details. Use several mediums to reach staff, including all-staff emails, print and your company intranet. Share the link to the ‘Influenza – facts for staff’ page to give staff important information to help address the common myths and understand the risks from influenza.
Workplace influenza vaccination program – 1–2 weeks before
- Confirm the clinic location and the provider’s requirements (including access, parking and security).
- Remind staff of their vaccination bookings.
Workplace influenza vaccination program – day of the clinic
- Confirm room set-up and access, including waiting-room space with chairs.
- Meet the vaccination provider and confirm that they comply with the workplace vaccination provider checklist.
Workplace influenza vaccination program – after the clinic
- Evaluate the data and program.
- Provide a report to management and staff.
Consider sharing your pre- and post-campaign vaccination rates with the department by email.