The Department of Health and Human Services supplies free influenza vaccine to public hospitals and health services for healthcare workers (HCWs).   The 2017 Healthcare Workers vaccine is a quadrivalent vaccine.  There are two vaccine brands supplied this year:

  • FluQuadri (Sanofi Pasteur)
  • Afluria Quad (Seqirus) – this vaccine is only indicated for use in people aged 18 years and over

DHHS have released the 2017 Healthcare Worker Influenza Immunisation Information for ICPs, Pharmacists and CEOs click here. The HCW Influenza vaccination protocol, hard copy data form, instructions and template for the HCW influenza vaccination declaration form (sometimes known as consent form), as well as the links to the promotional material order forms  are now available on the VICNISS website under protocols, forms and instructions -Influenza and if you missed the 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Campaign Webinar click here

The data collection period for 2017 will be 3rd April 2017 to 4th August 2017. Data are to be submitted to VICNISS by 18th August 2017.