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Providing evidence

If you need to provide evidence of vaccination or non-susceptibility for any, or all, of the specified vaccine preventable diseases before you begin a new role with Queensland Health, you will be told who needs to collect  the information.

Talk to your hiring manager or placement coordinator if you:

  • are not sure how to provide your evidence
  • are not able to meet the vaccination requirements for some reason.

Students should talk to their education provider.

Forms and guide

There are two forms to capture the required information.  You may provide evidence using both forms, or just one, depending on the requirements and the documentation you have available to you.

  • VPD evidence certification form (PDF 57kb)
    Ask your treating medical practitioner, registered nurse, or occupational health provider to complete this form on your behalf as proof of the vaccinations/tests you have undertaken.  
  • VPD evidence form (PDF 97kb)
    Use this form if you already have copies of acceptable forms of evidence.  You must attach copies of the appropriate documents, as outlined in the table below. 
  • Evidence requirements guide (PDF, 170kb)

Acceptable evidence for specified vaccine preventable diseases

The table below shows the acceptable types of evidence for the 6 main specified vaccine preventable diseases. 

You need to provide one of the acceptable types of evidence for each disease.  (The diseases you need to provide evidence for are detailed in your role description).

Acceptable type of evidence

Hepatitis B

Measles, Mumps,
Rubella

Varicella

Pertussis

Vaccine record book with details of vaccine given (might be a partial course) and clinic attended

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Serology (Pathology testing results showing a record of immunity)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Letter from GP or vaccine service provider with vaccination details

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Letter from GP or vaccine service provider with non-susceptibility details

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

VPD evidence certification form (completed by the candidate’s treating medical practitioner, registered nurse, or occupational health provider

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Born before 1966 (in Australia)

No

Yes

No

No

For more information read the Queensland Health’s Guideline for the vaccination of healthcare workers (PDF, 408kb)

Appendix 1 of the guideline contains more detail about:

  • the specific vaccination requirements you should find in your vaccine record book
  • the pathology test results you need to show for each disease

Appendix 2 of the guideline provides additional information about:

  • transmission, incubation,  symptoms and consequences for each of the VPDs
  • corresponding vaccines and their possible side effects.

Supporting documentation

The new condition is aligned to the recommendations and requirements of:

Last updated: 25 May 2017