Immunisations and Vaccinations
- Employment vaccinations(hepatitis B, tetanus, etc)
At Sydney CBD Doctors - Routine childhood and most Adult immunisations are held and available within the practice for patients daily. Most immunisations are administered by one of our Practice Nurses.
Adult immunisations and boosters are available including Hepatitis A and B, pneumococcal and influenza vaccines.
An annual Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for all people over 65 years of age or anyone with a chronic illness such as heart or lung disease including asthma or bronchitis or diabetes. (Influenza vaccine is supplied free by the Government for patients 65 years and older, as is pneumococcal vaccine).
Certain occupations, particularly those related to healthcare are associated with an increased risk of vaccine preventable diseases.
Other occupations such as plumbers, emergency and essential services, and those working with children, animals or specific communities are recommended to be protected against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
Workplace immunisations make sense. They will protect staff from illness, will protect people in their care and reduce absenteeism from the workplace.
Immunisation should be offered as part of a workplace prevention program which will also include encouraging staff to practise good hygiene, seek appropriate treatment and stay home when unwell.
The likelihood of contact with patients and/or blood or body substances determines vaccination recommendations. Healthcare workers should receive the vaccines they require before or within the first few weeks of employment, with the exception of influenza vaccine, which should be administered annually between March and May. Work activities, rather than job title, should be considered on an individual basis to ensure an appropriate level of protection is afforded to each healthcare worker.
Work practices should include the use of standard and additional precautions to minimise exposure to blood and body fluids.
Make an appointment with Sydney CBD Doctors today for immunisations and vaccinations in Sydney CBD on 02 8964 8677