Flu vaccinations

ACU encourages you to participate in our annual flu vaccination program to help maintain your health and wellbeing, especially with the onset of colder weather and impending flu season. All staff (including casuals and sessional staff) are eligible to participate in the program free of charge.

This year, you can either order a vaccination voucher which can be redeemed at local pharmacies/chemists, or you can book a vaccination appointment.  ACU is also offering to reimburse staff who purchase an influenza vaccine through their preferred provider e.g. your GP.  The reimbursement is capped at $22 per staff member.

The Southern Hemisphere seasonal influenza vaccine provides protection against the seasonal strains as recommended by the World Health Organisation. Health authorities are advising that the vaccine may assist reducing the risk of contracting the flu at the same time as COVID-19, which could ‘overwhelm’ the body. Please read ACU’s FAQs for more information about flu vaccination in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vitality Work’s Q&A brochure, also contains valuable information about the vaccination and watch the Flu Explainer to learn about the benefits of being vaccinated.

If you are unsure whether you should be vaccinated (e.g. due to a medical condition, and/or you are allergic to egg products) please seek advice from your doctor first.

Make a booking today

You are encouraged to order a voucher or book now to guarantee an appointment. The number of spaces at each of our campuses is limited to the days and times the university has arranged with the provider, Vitality Works. These vaccinations options and the online booking system are administered by Vitality Works.

Booking your vaccination is easy

To access a vaccination, please click here and carefully follow the instructions provided. Once you have requested a vaccination option, you will also be directed to complete an online consent form. If you experience any problems accessing a voucher or booking your appointment, please call Vitality Works on 1300 662 328.

Click here to download the Flu Vaccination Patient information.

The free flu vaccinations will be available on each campus on the following dates:

Campus

Date

Session Time(s)

Venue

Ballarat

Wednesday 27 May

9am - 9.45am

Building 100.G.17, Torney Room

Brisbane

Wednesday 13 May

Friday 29 May

9am – 11am

9am – 11am

Building 206.G.08, First Aid Room

Brisbane CBD

(Elizabeth St)

Wednesday 20 May

9am – 9.30am

Level 3, Meeting Room 3

Canberra

Tuesday 19 May

9am – 10am

Building 300.G.05, First Aid Room

Melbourne

Monday 11 May

Wednesday 27 May

9am – 11.15am

12.30pm – 2.45pm

Building 403, First Aid Room

North Sydney

Tuesday 12 May

Friday 29 May

11am – 12.30pm

9am – 10.30pm

Building 502.1.38, First Aid Room

Strathfield

Wednesday 20 May

9am – 10am

Building 600.G.16, First Aid Room


How to claim a reimbursement

To apply for reimbursement for an influenza vaccine you purchase through your preferred provider, please complete the form called Staff Flu Vaccine Reimbursement Form on ACU’s Finance Forms site here. Once you have your supervisor’s approval, please send the completed form to HR (hr@acu.edu.au) for approval and processing by Accounts Payable.


Service Central

Visit Service Central to access Corporate Services.


Other service contacts


Learning and Teaching
Library
Request Something

Make a request for services provided by Corporate Services.


Request something
Knowledge base

Find answers to frequently asked questions 24/7.


See Knowledge Base