Vaccinations

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.

This year has seen very high demand for the influenza vaccination, especially for vulnerable children and adults.  The Ministry of Health has advised that vaccinations will exceed pre-ordered stock for the Southern Hemisphere vaccine Alfuria Quad. 

Therefore, all Occupational Health providers and pharmacies are now being issued 2019/20 Northern Hemisphere vaccine – INLFUVAC TETRA.  

INFLUVAC® TETRA contains two of the same strains of the usual vaccine used in New Zealand this year, and one that is closely related. The 4th strain is not a close match for the equivalent strain in the Southern Hemisphere. Expert advice is clear that the protection provided by INFLUVAC® TETRA is still valuable and therefore it is still important for New Zealanders to receive this vaccination.

Fit For Work will provide information on the new vaccination to all companies and employees when bookings are made and at the time of the vaccination and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our team of Occupational Health Nurses, who are all qualified and approved vaccinators, authorised by the Medical Officer of Health, can still provide vaccinations at our premises in Wellington, Bay of Plenty and Auckland, or at your company site in the same regions. We have a number of bookings slots still available for 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: occhealth@fitforwork.co.nz  or phone 0800 Fit 4 Work.

Other Vaccinations

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.