Don’t let the flu get you!
Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Many people won’t feel sick at all but can still pass it on to others. Influenza can be passed on anywhere and anyone can catch it. Being fit and healthy does not protect you.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best available way to protect yourself, your family and your colleagues from flu and its potentially serious complications.
For individuals, the flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
For organisations, having members of your team vaccinated can reduce absenteeism and can lead to a healthier workplace environment.
New virus strains this year:
Based on recent outbreaks of influenza, experts have chosen the following strains. Three of these strains are different to those in last year’s flu vaccine.
- A/Brisbane/02/2018 pdm09-like virus (H1N1)
- A/South Australia/34/2019-like virus 9H3N2)
- B/Washington/02/2019-like virus (B/Victoria lineage)
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)
To support your health and wellbeing strategy, Fit For Work will be offering influenza vaccinations again in 2020. Our team of Occupational Health Nurses are all qualified and approved vaccinators, authorised by the Medical Officer of Health to administer the influenza vaccine. Our booking process is simple and supported by online booking system for larger workplaces, as well as nationwide flu vouchers if required.
We can provide vaccinations at our premises at Christchurch, Wellington, Bay of Plenty and Auckland, or at your company site in the same regions. We are now taking bookings and expressions of interest for the 2020 flu vaccine. Vaccines will be available in New Zealand from April 2020.
For more information or to make a booking:
To find out more or to book dates on our vaccination calendar, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 Fit 4 Work.
Fit For Work can provide a range of vaccinations that support worker health and prevent harm including Tetnus, Hepatitis A and B and vaccinations for contagious illnesses like Whooping Cough.
We can consult with you on your risks that might require these vaccinations and arrange a nationwide vaccination programme.