Staff flu vaccinations 2015

Why are we providing staff flu vaccinations?

Flu vaccination reduces the chances of you becoming seriously ill from the flu. Vaccination also protects the wider community by reducing the spread of the influenza virus amongst staff, students, our families and community.

What does flu do?

Infection with the flu virus can make you very unwell for a week or more. Research shows that healthy adults who are vaccinated against the flu have half the number of doctors’ visits and half the number of sick days.

For further information refer to NSW Health Fact Sheets about Influenza and annual seasonal Influenza Vaccination.

Where will the flu vaccinations be located?

Staff flu vaccinations will be provided onsite at Darlington, Camperdown, Cumberland and Camden campuses as follows:

 Campus  Date  Times   Venue 
 Camperdown 9 March  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  MacLaurin Hall (A14D) - The Quadrangle
 Camperdown 10 March  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  MacLaurin Hall (A14D) - The Quadrangle
 Camperdown 11 March  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  MacLaurin Hall (A14D) - The Quadrangle
 Darlington 16 March  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  Conference Room - (H02) Darlington Centre
 Darlington 17 March  9:00 am - 2:00 pm  Conference Room - (H02) Darlington Centre
 Cumberland 18 March  8:30 am - 2:00 pm  F Block Room 127 – Lidcombe
 Camden 19 March  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  General Teaching Building Room 103 - (C01E) Camden

How do I book my flu vaccination?

To book your staff flu vaccination click on the link below for your preferred location and date. This will take you to an online booking form where you will choose an available time for your vaccination (select Quantity = 1 from the scroll box):

NOTE: Special arrangements are in place for staff located at remote sites (eg Lismore and Broken Hill).

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL - Book your vaccination here:

9 March at Camperdown campus
10 March at Camperdown campus
11 March at Camperdown campus
16 March at Darlington campus
17 March at Darlington campus
18 March at Cumberland campus
19 March at Camden campus

Important information I need to know:

  • Bookings close at 4pm the day before the scheduled vaccination day. No changes are possible after this time.
  • Only staff who are employed directly by the University are eligible for a free flu vaccination (ie staff employed as continuing, part-time, casual or direct contract)
  • Bookings are accepted on a “first come first served basis”, so don’t delay.
  • You can cancel or change your booking if needed - refer below
  • If you are having the flu vaccine for the first time you will be required to wait 15 minutes after the vaccination to ensure that you don’t experience any adverse effects.
  • You must report to the reception desk to have your name marked off before proceeding to the vaccination waiting area.
  • If you are pregnant please consult your doctor before booking a flu vaccination.
  • If you have a chronic illness please consult your doctor regarding the flu vaccination.

How do I cancel or change a booking?

Please go to the booking site and follow the steps below:
TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING
1. Enter the email address you used for the booking
2. If you have not created an eventbrite account, an email will be sent to you to activate one (only required to do this step once)
3. Once activated, you will be taken to Eventbrite.com where you can now change/cancel your tickets. Click on 'View Order'
4. Click 'Cancel Order'. An email confirmation will be sent to you and AVS.
TO CHANGE YOUR BOOKING
Book a new flu vaccination with your preferred time and follow the instructions above to cancel the other vaccination you had scheduled. Alternatively call AVS on 02 8096 3268 and a member of the team will assist.

What do I need to bring?

Fill out the consent form and bring it with you to hand to the vaccination nurse. Spare copies of the consent form will be available for completion onsite if you forget.

What does it cost?

Flu vaccinations are being provided for free to all University staff (continuing, fixed term and casuals).

Who is providing this service?

Vaccinations will be administered by the highly experienced immunisation team at Australian Vaccine Services (AVS). To find out more about AVS follow the links from the booking page, or Australian Vaccination Services Flu Vaccination Resources.

Need more information and posters for your workplace?

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