Immunisations and Vaccines

KINNECT offers a fully-managed occupational immunisation service, either conveniently on-site at your workpalce, or within a locally based clinic. Site-based immunisation is an excellent option for those locations concerned with down time associated with such a program, whilst maximising coverage of all personnel. The immunisation program will be coordinated by a dedicated account manager at KINNECT and contact details will be provided at time of confirmation.

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It is recommended that Serology testing always be conducted prior to any immunisation program so as to determine whether there is existing immunity and identify those that are at risk of contracting the relevant disease and therefore require immunisation. In addition to identifying those who are at risk, results may indicate that a ‘booster’ vaccine is only necessary.

Vaccination should be considered for first aid givers and persons who work with and in rural and remote sites and indigenous workers. Vaccination should also be considered for those who may be exposed to sewage at work, such as plumbers and food workers.

Hepatitis A Vaccine is given as an intra-muscular injection and the immunisation program for this vaccine consists of two injections 6 to 12 months apart.

Please note that a combined vaccine against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B is available.

Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended for all, and is now included in routine Australian infant and childhood vaccinations. As a standard Hepatitis B immunisation is required for all people working in a First Aid/Medical capacity.

There is good evidence that a successfully completed primary course of Hepatitis B vaccinations provides long lasting protection in normal (immuno-competent) individuals. If the primary course has produced a protective level of antibodies as detailed previously routine boosters are not recommended.

The Hepatitis B vaccine is given as a intra-muscular injection and the immunisation program for this vaccine consists of three injections, the initial vaccination, the second at one month and the third at six months. This program should be followed by a serology test to confirm that the individual has been successfully immunised.

Please note that a combined vaccine against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B is available.

Although given as a standard course, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A/B vaccinations, can be given rapidly if a faster immunity is required.

Tetanus can occur anywhere. Due to the availability of effective vaccines, tetanus is now a rare disease.

Immunization is not only important for children, but adults too. Even though adults may have been vaccinated as children, booster doses may be required to maintain immunity

Immunizations recommended for adults may relate to your age, your Indigenous status, your occupation, if you have had injury or illness, your vaccination history, plans to travel, or just part of staying healthy.

Tetanus vaccination is recommended for:

  • All adults aged 50 years and over who have not received a booster dose in the previous 10 years
  • Adults with a tetanus prone wound should receive a booster dose if more than 5 years have elapsed since the last tetanus dose.

The recommended 3-dose primary schedule is at 2, 4 and 6 months.

A single dose is recommended for people over the age of two who are travelling to endemic regions where food hygiene may be sub-optimal and drinking water may not be adequately treated.

Persons born before 1966 – No vaccination required

Persons born after 1966 – should have documented evidence of 2 doses of MMR-containing vaccine (administered at least 4 weeks apart and with both doses administered at ≥12 months of age; or have serological evidence of protection for measles, mumps and rubella.

A course of 3 doses of IPV (IPOL) or IPV-containing vaccines is recommended for the primary vaccination of adults. No adult should remain not vaccinated against poliomyelitis.

Pre exposure prophylaxis

The recommended schedule for pre-exposure prophylaxis for rabies consists of a total of 3 doses of vaccine

PreP with rabies vaccine is recommended for:

  • persons liable to receive bites or scratches from bats (this includes bat handlers, veterinarians, wildlife officers and others who come into direct contact with bats) in any country, including Australia
  • travellers and expatriates who will be spending time in rabies-enzootic areas; PreP should occur following a risk assessment that takes into consideration the likelihood of interaction with animals and access to emergency medical attention
  • persons working with terrestrial animals in rabies-enzootic areas
  • research laboratory personnel working with any live lyssaviruses

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is recommended for:

  • persons ≥9 months of age travelling to, or living in, an area with a risk of yellow fever virus transmission.
  • laboratory personnel who routinely work with yellow fever virus

Q fever vaccine is recommended for those at risk of infection with C. burnetii. This includes abattoir workers, farmers, stockyard workers, shearers, animal transporters, and others exposed to cattle, camels, sheep, goats and kangaroos or their products (including products of conception). It also includes veterinarians, veterinary nurses, veterinary students, professional dog and cat breeders, agricultural college staff and students, wildlife and zoo workers (working with high-risk animals) and laboratory personnel handling veterinary specimens or working with the organism

Pre vaccination testing must be carried out prior to administering the Q Fever vaccination

Locations

KINNECT conduct occupational immunisation programs throughout Australia. Simply select the location on the map below to see a detailed list of locations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who administers the Immunisations?

 

Immunisations are administered by either a registered Medical Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Immuniser.

How long does each vaccination take?

Vaccination appointments can be made either before, during or after work. KINNECT are able to accommodate specific appointment times and dates to minimise operational disruptions.

Clinic based vaccinations take approximately 15 minutes per person.

Onsite vaccinations take approximately 5 minutes per person.

Need a Quote? Want to make a Booking?

Get in touch with our Health Surveillance Department on (07) 3999 9395