The 2020 flu vaccination program has finished. Flu vaccinations will be offered again in 2021.

UQ provides free flu (influenza) vaccinations for:

  • UQ staff, including casual and fixed-term staff
  • HDR students.

The flu vaccine is updated each year to protect against the flu strains most likely to circulate in the Southern Hemisphere.

Flu is a very serious and highly contagious illness. Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce their risk of getting the flu. The flu vaccine is one of several vaccinations recommended for all staff.

If you're 65 or over, you can see your doctor or make a bulk-billed appointment at UQ Health Care St Lucia to discuss the free age-specific vaccine, which provides increased protection against flu. This vaccine is provided by the federal government via the National Immunisation Program.

If you're under 18, talk to your doctor or a pharmacy about the vaccination.

Get reimbursed for an external flu vaccination

If you're a staff member or HDR student and are unable to come to UQ for an appointment, you can get a flu vaccination from a GP (general practitioner) or pharmacy and be reimbursed for the cost of the vaccine. You won't be reimbursed for consultation costs.

To claim a reimbursement:

  1. Get written approval from your supervisor first.
  2. When you have your vaccination appointment, make sure you get a tax invoice showing the date and your name as the recipient.
  3. By COB on 22 June, claim through EMS Promaster or the Expense Me app. You'll need to:
    • upload your approval and invoice
    • enter the Chartstring as: 8432201-01-126-41
    • enter the FFT as: Flu.

More information

See Queensland Health’s flu information to find out more about:

  • signs and symptoms
  • treatment
  • transmission
  • prevention.

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