Vaccinations as a condition of employment
Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles’.
A VPD risk role is a role in which the incumbent may be exposed to the risk of acquisition and/or transmission of a VPD.
If you are applying for a role that has been designated as a VPD risk role you must be able to provide evidence that you either:
- have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or
- you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description.
You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role.
Any job offer would be subject to the supply of evidence related to VPD in addition to other required employment screening.
Read more about:
Further information is contained within Queensland Health's:
- HR policy B1 - Recruitment and Selection (PDF, 456KB)
- Health employment directive: vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) requirements (PDF, 211KB)
- Health service directive: vaccine preventable disease screening for contractors, students and volunteers (PDF, 61KB)
- Protocol: vaccine preventable disease screening for contractors, students and volunteers (PDF, 70KB)
- Guideline for the vaccinations of healthcare workers (PDF, 408KB)
- your local Hospital and Health Service recruitment team
- the recruiting manager listed within the role description.