Influenza vaccination alert for nurses and midwives

Friday 20th July, 2012

While the ANF does not support mandatory vaccination for health professionals we do strongly encourage all nurses and midwives engaged in direct patient care to obtain influenza vaccination for themselves.

Wherever they practice, nurses and midwives are well placed to promote vaccination to the public, especially those identified as high risk groups such as the very young and the elderly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and pregnant women.

Listed below are suggested websites which contain useful information for members on vaccination.


Seasonal Flu Vaccine advice

Australian immunisation program, and

Questions and answers on influenza (Flu) vaccination 2012

Immunisation information for Health Professionals

Advice from Chief Medical Officer re vaccination

Reporting adverse events