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The Good News / Bad News of the 2018 Flu Season
Department of Health, Australian Influenza Surveillance Report - week ending 21 October 2018
When flu season occurs, businesses and other organisations can suffer huge losses in terms of unplanned absences, sick leave, and reduced productivity.
For those looking for strategies to combat these losses, as well as demonstrating a commitment to employee health and wellbeing, flu vaccination services can deliver a real and measurable impact.
Important News for 2019
Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) puts forward its recommendations for the composition of influenza virus for use in the Southern Hemisphere’s influenza season. In October, The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) put forward their recommendations for which influenza viruses are to be used in the composition of the influenza vaccines for 2019. During this meeting, the expert committee reviewed and evaluated data related to epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of recent influenza isolates circulating in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, serological responses to 2017-2018 vaccines, and the availability of candidate vaccines viruses and reagents.
In 2019 there are will to be two changes to the Quadrivalent vaccine offered in 2018. The 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:
AVS will be working with all manufacturers in 2019 to ensure that we have a guaranteed supply for our clients. Based on previous years, current estimates for the availability of the vaccine in Australia is 2nd - 3rd week of March. With Easter taking place on 19th & 22nd April closely followed by ANZAC day, we highly recommend booking early to ensure you can receive the most popular vaccination slots available (those outside of the school/Easter Holidays).
Australian Vaccine Services provide convenient, cost-effective flu vaccinations to organisations based all around Australia, to help ensure that employees stay healthy and happy throughout the season. Working with us means:
Our team are happy to prepare a free quote on flu shots and vaccination services, tailored to the needs of your organisation, as well as answer any questions you may have about our service. To get in touch, call 1800 FLU VAC (1800 358 822) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Vaccine Services employee flu vaccination services are supported by our highly experienced and professional team. AVS can provide one of Australia's most cost effective onsite flu vaccination services and employee wellness programs. Your dedicated AVS project manager will work closely with you to make sure you have all the tools and resources for a seamless implementation of your 2019 flu vaccination and corporate wellness programs.
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Australian Vaccine Services (AVS) is one of Australia's leading specialist corporate flu vaccination services and employee wellbeing providers. AVS completed over 77,000 vaccinations across more than 1,900 locations nationally in 2018. Each year we work with a range of clients from Federal, State and Local Government departments, large, medium and small businesses, Universities, Councils, and non-for-profits.
We offer corporate flu vaccination services in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Tasmania and many regional locations for your convenience.
Now Taking Bookings for 2019 Quadrivalent Vaccinations!