Workplace Flu Vaccinations
Influenza, also known as the flu, can have a powerful effect on an organisation and their workers’ health, attributing to high rates of absenteeism and lower rates of productivity throughout the business annually. That’s why it is important to start planning early so you can protect your workplace from the flu. Together with our partner, Healthworks, we can create a tailored solution to prepare your business for the 2020 flu season and ensure that your employees are fit and healthy all year round. To get started, click on the button below.
The effect of flu on your business
Each year, the flu costs Australian businesses more than $2 billion, with an estimated 1,500,000 work days lost each year due to the illness. Unlike a cold, the flu can last for a week or more and individuals can feel fatigue for a period of two to three weeks. The influenza virus is highly contagious, with the infection transferring from person to person before noticeable symptoms are present.
Corporate Flu Vaccinations
Implementing a corporate flu vaccination program in an organisation involves a specialist immunisation nurse attending your workplace to provide the influenza vaccine to workers onsite. A corporate flu vaccination program is one of the easiest programs to incorporate into your business. It only takes a few minutes out of an employees’ work day and in return, the business reaps long term positive effects associated with employee health costs.
The health & wellbeing division of our business, Healthworks, partner with Australia Vaccine Services (AVS) to provide you with highly experienced end-to-end project management, along with fully qualified and insured immunisation nurses who have completed over 362,000 vaccinations in the last 4 years. Our team is able to work with the unique needs of your organisation to provide a fully customisable service nationally.
Once booked, our specialised immunisation team provide the vaccinations in a professional and efficient manner. We also provide off-site flu shots if any staff who are unable to attend on the day of the vaccination program.
The benefit of corporate flu shots
Studies prove that healthy employees who are vaccinated against the flu have nearly half the number of doctor visits and sick days due to upper respiratory illness, compared to those who were not vaccinated.
The flu vaccine and corporate flu shots can also help prevent injuries. Employees who continue to complete their regular tasks when they have the flu are at a higher risk of injury due to 20-40% slower reaction times.
Still have questions about the flu vaccination?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the flu vaccination and the service we can provide for you.
How effective is the flu vaccine?
Clinical trials results reflect that the influenza vaccine has been shown to be 70% more effective in protecting against the severe effects of infection in healthy adults.
The Australian flu vaccine 2020
Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) puts forward it recommendations for the composition of influenza virus for use in the Southern Hemisphere influenza season. In 2020 there are due to be three changes to the Quadrivalent vaccine offered in 2019. The 2020 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:
- an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- an A/South Australia/34/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
- a B/Washington/02/2019-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
- a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus
This represents 3 changes to the 2019 Southern Hemisphere influenza strain.