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BATTLE THE FLU, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU!!

Following a couple of years with very few cases of Flu, 2022 saw a return to normal activities and travel and with this came a significant rise in Flu numbers.

By the end of November 2022 there were over 11,000 reported cases and 10 deaths here in South Australia alone.

Flu related illness also translates to a huge cost for business – Absenteeism currently costs the Australian economy about $7 billion, while the cost of presenteeism (where employees are sick on the job) is approximately $34 billion through lost productivity.

Vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of getting flu and its possible complications. Being vaccinated builds immunity to the virus and helps prevent transmission of the virus to other people.

Despite this, less than 40% of Australians chose to protect themselves and their communities by being vaccinated against Flu in 2022.  Sadly, this falls a long way short of providing herd immunity for our vulnerable friends and family.

The 2023 Quadrivalent Flu Vaccination protects against 4 strains including 2A strains and 2B strains indicated by research as most likely to spread and cause illness among Australians during the upcoming flu season.

Online booking process:

In 2023 you will have 3 options for managing your onsite flu vaccination booking.

  1. Employer Online bookings – co-ordinator to book times for their team – individuals to complete the consent form online (email address required)
  2. Employee Online bookings – individuals to book their own times and complete the Flu vaccination consent form online (email address required)
  3. Manual bookings- co-ordinator to book times for their team and provide each person with a paper Flu vaccination consent to be completed and brought to their appointment.

If you have any questions regarding the new booking process please email vaccine@chg.net.au

 

CHG is holding fees at the same rates again in 2023.

Influenza vaccination programs are an important, proactive investment in the health and wellbeing of your employees, your business and our community. As a long standing provider of workplace flu vaccinations, we have extensive experience in planning and delivering seasonal influenza vaccination programs. We have developed a robust National Influenza Program framework, based on existing clinical protocols, procedures and risk management systems, which allows us to effectively deliver influenza vaccinations to even the largest scale needs.

CHG nurses administer vaccines at your workplace.

For a fixed price per person, our qualified nursing team will travel to your workplace and undertake the necessary pre-screening and administration of the vaccine. CHG’s nurses are fully qualified Registered Nurses with immunisation training, CPR certificates and First Aid certificates. We will provide promotional material to promote participation in your onsite influenza vaccination program, and offer prizes for participation. Employees who miss out on the onsite vaccination day can be issued a ‘voucher’ to attend a CHG Clinic, invoiced back to the employer.

CHG is actively minimising risk to COVID-19, please ensure that you review our information (available here) which is being updated regularly in regards to the delivery of services and entry to our buildings.