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Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD)

On and from 1 July 2016 applicants seeking to be engaged for or on behalf of Queensland Health must provide documentary evidence to verify that they are either vaccinated against or that they are not susceptible to any of the VPDs listed below prior to an offer of engagement.

Risk criteriaVaccine preventable diseases
Roles that have direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps.

  • Hepatitis B

Roles that have contact that would allow acquisition and/or transmission of measles, mumps, rubella, varicella or pertussis. This applies to roles in which:

  • work requires face to face contact with patients,or
  • normal work location is in a clinical area such as a ward, emergency department or outpatient clinic, or work frequently requires them to attend clinical areas.

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)