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Flu vaccination program 2024

Making safe and effective flu vaccines available to all healthcare workers is a key priority of CALHN.

CALHN has a duty of care to ensure that health care workers contribute to a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. It is a requirement that all health care workers comply with the SA Health Occupational assessment screening and vaccination policy.

The annual flu vaccination program is an essential service led by the Clinical Worker Health Service across CALHN sites and programs.

This year, CALHN has partnered with AusHealth to deliver our flu vaccination program.

This program is for all CALHN, Spotless, ISS and MSS staff. All non-CALHN staff, students, and contractors working at CALHN sites can access their flu vaccination from their hiring organisation, community pharmacy or local GP.

Timetable for CALHN staff flu vaccinations – FINAL WEEK

CALHN flu vaccination hubs have been extended and will now run until Friday 31 May 2024 at the RAH and TQEH.

Keep up to date with the proposed timetable for each week, with appointments starting early morning through to early evening, to allow staff on differing shifts to access the program.

 


Week 5 timetable – Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May 2024

Flu vaccinations are available at the RAH and TQEH sites Monday to Friday for four weeks, location and times will update weekly. Bookings are essential.

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Location: Ground floor, Level 3 | 3D470.18

Entry between Soul Origin and public rest rooms
Look out for the Flu Vax banners

Time: 6.15am – 5.00pm daily | Bookings essential

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Location: Level 2, Staff dining area, Tower Block

Time: 6.00am – 5.00pm daily | Bookings essential

Other CALHN sites

All other CALHN sites – Hampstead, Repatriation Health Precinct, Glenside, Refugee Health, Prison Health, Intermediate Care and many other sites – will have their local flu champions running the staff flu vaccination program with CALHN Clinical Worker Health Service support and guidance.

Flu Champions will reach out to their local CALHN staff at their site via internal communication with a time and location of staff flu vaccination shortly.

Site Flu champion/s Email
Hampstead and Repat Precinct Diane Pinchback diane.pinchback@sa.gov.au
Glenside Gopal Bhardwaj and Ranjit Kaur gopal.bhardwaj@sa.gov.au
ranjit.kaur@sa.gov.au
Adelaide Sexual Health Centre Jade Nikshin jade.nikshin@sa.gov.au
Refugee Health Centre Monique Reed monique.reed@sa.gov.au
Integrated Care – Sefton Park HASDS and GITH Paige Porter paige.miller@sa.gov.au
SA Prison Health Service Cassandra Radford cassandra.radford@sa.gov.au
Pregnancy Advisory Centre Mehreen Ali mahreen.ali@sa.gov.au

  

Getting a vaccine elsewhere

Staff may also receive their flu vaccine from their local GP, Pharmacy, Council Immunisation Service or Aboriginal Health Service.

If staff choose to do this, they are encouraged to complete a Health Care Worker (HCW) Vaccinated Elsewhere Notification online form, notifying their Clinical Worker Health Services Team (or manager) they have received a vaccination elsewhere.

For more information, email Health.CALHNClinicalWorkerHealthService@sa.gov.au.

FAQs

What do I do if I’m over 65?

For staff aged 65 years and over, an ‘enhanced’ quadrivalent flu vaccine is recommended for this group as they are at greater risk of serious complications from flu, and do not respond to the flu vaccine as well as younger adults.

You can receive this vaccination at a CALHN site.

I have already been vaccinated – what do I do?

If you have vaccinated elsewhere, please complete the Health Care Worker (HCW) Vaccinated Elsewhere Notification online form

Contact

For information regarding vaccination bookings
AusHealth Immunisation Team
Email: vax@aushealth.com.au
Telephone: 1800 633 838

For information regarding CALHN staff vaccination requirements
CALHN Clinical Work Health and Safety Telephone
Email: Health.CALHNClinicalWorkerHealthService@sa.gov.au
Telephone: (08) 7074 2452

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