Workplace Flu Vaccination

Influenza is highly contagious and spreads from person to person in droplets from saliva, sneezes, coughs and runny nose.  There is a high likelihood of transmission of influenza in the workplace as people can be contagious before symptoms show.  Workers with influenza take an average of 2-weeks' to recover.

Reduce Staff Absenteeism

 

Flu symptoms are severe and will invariably keep a member of staff off work.  The virus attacks the throat, nose, and lungs, causing high fever, headaches, aching joints, coughs and general tiredness.

More than ever it is vital to have flu vaccination as the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation have both stated that it is vital that influenza vaccinations continue amid COVID-19.  With increased travel and more porous borders, and a lack of quarantine a resurgence in flu cases is inevitable from 2022.

When to organise Flu Vaccination

Your immunity is strongest and most effective for 3 to 4 months after you are vaccinated.  Flu season in Australia usually runs from June to September, peaking in August, so it's important to get your flu shot in April or May.

Asian man getting vaccinated

"Helping you to protect your staff, minimise risk and reduce absenteeism."

Does the flu vaccine protect against COVID-19?

The flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, but will reduce your risk of influenza - which leads to thousands of hospitalisations each year.

Can I get the flu vaccine and COVID-19 at the same time?

You can get the Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine - but not on the same day.  You should wait at least 7 days between receiving a dose of COVID-19 and the flu vaccine.  You aren't required to have the vaccines in any particular order.

Can the flu vaccine give my workers' the flu?

No. All flu vaccines used in Australia are 'inactivated', which means they do not contain the live flu virus - so you can't catch the flu from the vaccine.

For more FAQ's about the Flu Vaccine, see Health Direct here

Workplace Flu Vaccination

KEEP YOUR STAFF HEALTHY AND AT WORK
-  HAVE A WORKPLACE FLU CLINIC  -

We all know that flu at work spreads quickly and causes a lot of sickness absence.

By providing flu vaccinations, you can significantly reduce absenteeism.

Having a flu jab is quick and easy and is the only way to prevent catching and spreading flu.

in the current economic climate, when even the smallest downturn in productivity can translate into a significant loss of revenue and missed budgets, it makes sense to take proactive steps to protect your workforce throughout the winter and beyond.