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Recording vaccinations (SPA)

This information is for Queensland Health public health facilities.

Private providers may have their own systems for keeping track of staff vaccinations.

Staff Protect Application (SPA)

SPA is a Queensland Health enterprise based state-wide application for the recording of:

  • staff vaccinations
  • staff immunity to vaccine preventable diseases
  • allergies
  • vaccination refusals
  • surface antibody levels for hepatitis B and rubella
  • fit testing.

It continues to be best practice to enter healthcare worker vaccination and screening details into SPA. Refer to the SPA user manual for guidance on use of the application. The SPA user manual can be accessed from within the application in the "Help" menu.

Log-in to the Staff Protect Application.

Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) are required to record employees, contractors, and volunteers:

  • vaccination history, OR
  • evidence of non-susceptibility to the specified vaccine preventable diseases.

HHSs are not responsible for recording students’ vaccination history as this is the responsibility of the education provider.


This information must be recorded in a secure database that is only accessible to authorised personnel, and is maintained in accordance with:

  • Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld)
  • Public Records Act 2002 (Qld).

The SPA system meets these requirements.

Last updated: 18 May 2020


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