Who should vaccinate?

Q Fever vaccination is important for anyone who may participate in risk activities with animals including:

  • Contact with cattle, sheep or native animals
  • Wortking in or visiting abattoirs, meat packaging plants or tanneries
  • Regular visits to rural areas, particularly in dusty conditions
  • Maintaining livestock transport equipment that travel in these areas
  • working with animal specimens in classrooms/laboratories

Subjects who are working, should be vaccinated BEFORE they start work as the risk of infection is highest in the first few years.

Persons who have already had Q Fever cannot be vaccinated as they can develop severe complications to the vaccine. The Q Fever bacteria is particularly hardy and infectious - a single bacteria is able to cause infection.

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