Flu vaccination allergy
I work in aged care and can’t have the flu vaccination for medical reasons. Where does that leave me?
On 17 March 2020, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which advises the National Cabinet, recommended that from 1 May 2020, you must not work at or visit an aged care facility in you have not had the influenza vaccination. However, whilst Public Health (COVID-19 Aged Care Facilities) Order (No 2) 2020 reflects that requirement, it does permit a person to provide a medical certificate certifying that they have a medical contraindication to the influenza vaccination. In these situations, a reliance should be made on ensuring appropriate infection control is in place, and having PPE available as required.