Book with us now for your 2018 Flu vaccinations to ensure a hassle-free experience from your first phone call through to completion.
Next year’s Flu vaccine will have 4 strains included based on recommendations made by the World Health Organisation. If you would like to make a booking, the sooner you call us, the sooner we can secure your preferred vaccination dates for 2018.
The 4 strain (Quadrivalent) Flu vaccines are manufactured in the same way that the 3 strain (Trivalent) Flu vaccines have been made for many years. Overseas studies show that Quadrivalent Flu vaccines have a safety profile similar to Trivalent Flu vaccines, with similar (mostly mild) side effects.
The Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine was new to NZ in 2015, but has been successfully used in the United States.
Studies show that the impact of the Flu hitting a workforce has real and significant costs:
- Interrupted customer service
- Lost sales
- Missed deadlines
- Temporary staff hire costs
- Reduced work output when staff stay at work sick
The Flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways a business can help protect itself from the costs of winter staff illness. International studies have shown the costsavings of a workplace vaccination programme have been calculated to be a $3 - $5 return for every $1 spent on Flu vaccinations.
Some Points Worth Noting
- Effectiveness of Flu vaccination is well established, with up to 90% protection from the illness.
- Being fit and healthy does not stop you from catching the Flu - it is easily spread and anyone can catch it.
- 20% of people catch the Flu each year, and a number of those still turn up to work.
- A person who goes to work with the Flu or any other communicable disease is a hazard in the workplace under the NZ Health and Safety at Work Act (2015).
- The Flu virus changes each year so annual immunisation is required.
Vaccination is the best measure for preventing the Flu and reducing its impact. Seasonal influenza spreads easily and can sweep through businesses. Did you know that more people die from complications of the flu each year than fatal car crashes in NZ?
On average, influenza associated hospitalisation and mortality rates are higher with type B than with type A (H1N1) influenza.
Don't let the flu get you!
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