The Health Department has outlined the criteria for the different groups and timelines/dates for the Covid19 Vaccine rollout. This includes timing for Covid19 vaccines and flu vacs.
See the SafeWork Australia guidance for workplaces as the Covid19 vaccines are rolled out. This is being regularly updated.
Covid19 vaccines and flu vacs
Current advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that the preferred minimum interval between administration of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines and any influenza vaccine is 14 days.
We will work with all employers to ensure we can best manage this requirement with your 2021 flu vaccination programs.
Can I make Covid19 vaccines be compulsory?
As an employer, the issue of Covid19 vaccines in the workforce raises a number of questions, including mandating Covid19 vaccinations for some roles/organisations and issues around privacy.
Safe Work Australia has also released work health and safety guidelines on Covid19 vaccinations and the workplace
Pregnancy and Covid vaccines
Experts are saying that from what they know so far, breastfeeding women can be vaccinated without risk to their babies. And the World Health Organization says vaccination is safer for pregnant women who work in places where they are at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 than not getting vaccinated.
Pregnant women who are not working in high-risk occupations, whose risk of exposure is low because community transmission is low, will not be offered vaccination for some time. By the time it’s their turn, health authorities should be able to make clearer recommendations.
What month will you get the Covid19 vaccine?
Complete the questions in the link below to see which category you fit in and what month you are likely to be offered the Covid19 vaccination this year.