I am a registered nurse working in a public hospital. I was recently told that I now must have an influenza vaccination. Is that right?
The revamped Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases policy directive (PD2018_009) has introduced Category A High Risk (defined in Attachment 1 of the PD). Workers in this category must obtain an influenza vaccination. It is provided free and NSW Health agencies must make arrangements to conduct vaccination clinics and for them to be available to workers on a rotating roster and administered during work hours, for example, during a range of shifts of the week.