Influenza Vaccination (FluVax)

Influenza Vaccination (FluVax)

All FHEAM students and staff who visit placement sites during influenza season must be vaccinated with the current southern hemisphere vaccine.

According to NSW Health Policy Influenza Season is defined as running from “1 June to 30 September, inclusive, unless another period is determined by the Chief Health Officer based on seasonal influenza epidemiology or the appearance of a novel influenza strain.”

Annually, students must enter the date of current vaccination in the SONIA placement software. Students and staff who visit placement sites must be able to provide evidence of vaccination upon request.

What is accepted evidence of influenza vaccination?

NSW Health accepts the following evidence for receiving FluVax:

  • Australian Immunisation Register Vaccination Summary;
  • Patient Immunisation Summary/History (must be on doctor’s official letterhead);
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Consent Form signed by HNELDH staff health and well-being nurse;
  • Staff Health Immunisation Summary (NSW Health staff only);
  • Completed and signed Vaccination Record Card for Health Care Workers and Students.
  • Record of evidence of influenza vaccination from a pharmacist, which includes the following:
  1. Full name of person receiving the vaccination
  2. Date of birth
  3. Brand/Batch number of vaccine
  4. How and site administered
  5. Name of Pharmacist administering the vaccine
  6. Provider number
  7. Signature and date vaccination given
  8. Name of the pharmacy and contact details