TriEx 2018 Workplace Flu Vaccination Season
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic killed around 50 Million people worldwide. Today, it’s easy to do your bit for the effort.
Our workplace flu vaccinations have now finished for 2018. If you purchased flu vouchers for your team, these vouchers can still be redeemed at vaccinating Unichem or Life Pharmacies throughout New Zealand until September 20, 2018. Click here for flu voucher locations.
If your would like to register your interest for 2019 or you do not currently receive our flu vaccination information and would like to be added to our flu database for 2019 then please contact our flu team email@example.com or on 0800 FLU JAB (0800 358 522).
Facts about the Flu:
- The 1918 Influenza Pandemic (Spanish Flu) infected 500 million people worldwide and killed between 50 and 100 million people, more than twice that of World War I.
- 8,600 New Zealanders died from the Spanish Flu, in some towns up to 80% of the population was wiped out. Poor planning and intervention contributed to the pandemic in New Zealand.
- Influenza (commonly known as the flu) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. When someone who has the flu sneezes, coughs, or even talks, the flu virus is expelled into the air and may be inhaled by anyone close by. It can also be spread by touch.
- The flu can include any or all of these symptoms: fever, muscle aches, headaches, lack of energy, dry cough, sore throat and a runny nose.
- The flu virus can leave you bed ridden. Even if you are fit and healthy you are still at risk of getting the flu.
- The flu is contagious. If you are infected with the flu, you are contagious from a day before you feel sick until your symptoms have resolved (usually about 1 week for adults, but can be up to 2 weeks for children).
- The best way to avoid the flu is to have an annual vaccination, maintain optimal health and practice good personal hygiene.
- 1 in 4 New Zealanders are infected with the flu each year, but 80% of those show no symptoms and can pass their flu onto others who may become seriously ill.
- Complications of the flu can include illnesses like pneumonia, sinus infection, or worsening of other illnesses like asthma or heart failure. Worsening of flu complications can lead to death.
- The flu mutates very quickly and frequently, which is why the flu virus is different every year. This is why it is recommended to get the flu vaccine annually.
Facts about the Vaccine:
- The 2018 Quadivalent flu vaccine includes protection against the following strains:
- A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016(H3N2)-like virus
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
- B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
- The flu vaccination does not protect you from the common cold, only against the strains of the flu covered in the vaccine.
- It is best to be vaccinated early in the season as it can take up to two weeks following the vaccination for the body to build antibodies.
- Protection from the flu vaccination will last for at least the flu season, and up to one year. Each year the flu virus is different so just because you had the vaccine last year doesn’t make you immune — they keep changing. The vaccines are made each year based on the most common flu circulating.
- You cannot get influenza from the vaccine. The vaccine stimulates the immune system and contains protection against circulating flu viruses. Some people may coincidentally get sick around the time of their vaccination. The vaccine is purified and inactivated so it is absolutely unable to give you the flu. People who are vaccinated who get the flu likely came into contact with the virus prior to vaccination, or before the vaccine has been able to take effect.
Why choose TriEx for your Flu Vaccination Programme?
- Our experienced nurses will visit your workplace to provide vaccinations for your team.
- We can provide vouchers for ease and flexibility for those staff not available on vaccination day.
- We will provide you with posters for your lunchroom to promote your flu programme.
Should you want any further information regarding the vaccination or how to support your workers please feel free to call our flu team on 0800 FLU JAB (0800 358 522) or email firstname.lastname@example.org