Information for Employers

Q Fever Employers:

Q Fever Australia works with employers to ensure their workers are safe from Q Fever.

Are you an employer that needs your workers screened and vaccinated to protect them from this virus? Call us now to arrange appointments for your employees.

If you have a large number of employees that need screening and Q Fever vaccination – we can come to you. Our team of Doctors travel throughout Australia providing Q Fever vaccination clinics onsite Australia wide including regional and remote areas.

Q Fever Australia works directly with high-risk occupations including the meat industry, farming, veterinary medicine and animal research. If you would like further information on how Q Fever Australia can help you to protect your workers through Q Fever vaccination, do not hesitate to contact us.

Q Fever Facts for Employers:

Q Fever rarely attracts media attention and yet is among the most costly and severe infectious disease in Australia.

Claims made to the Australian meat industry as a result of Q Fever are at least A$1 million annually.

In the average uncomplicated case, two to four weeks of sick leave would be expected.

Up to 20% of cases are more complicated, leading to long term complications and up to 6 months sick leave being taken.

Complicated cases leading to litigation are common, and the cost of this litigation ranges from $250,000 to $1,240,000.

If you think your workers may be at risk, call us now to arrange screening and Q Fever vaccination.

Who can the Q Fever vaccination Protect?

Workers who are at high risk of contracting Q Fever include:
  • Abattoir workers and contract workers in cattle, sheep dairy and goat abattoirs
  • Tanning and hide workers
  • Shearers and wool sorters
  • Stockyard workers
  • Livestock transporters
  • Commercial dairies
  • Agricultural college staff and students
  • Wildlife and zoo workers exposed to high risk animals
  • Veterinarians, veterinary nurses and students
  • Professional dog and cat breeders
  • Laboratory personnel handling veterinary products or working with the organism
  • People whose work involves regular mowing in areas frequented by livestock or wild animals (e.g. council employees, golf course workers or staff of mowing businesses in regional and
    rural areas).
  • Others exposed to cattle, camels, sheep, goats and kangaroos or their products

All workers who enter workplaces in which Q Fever may be present are also at risk of infection. This includes tradespeople, contractors, labour hire workers, sales representatives, buyers and council workers. Fortunately, infection is preventable through Q Fever vaccination.

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Q Fever Australia

Q Fever Australia is owned by Medical Services Unit Pty Ltd - leading occupational and community healthcare provider.

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