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Flu Vaccine Myths

It is impossible to overlook the importance of regular flu vaccinations especially in the workplace. Given its highly contagious nature, the slight occurrence of influenza within the workforce can be detrimental to the corporation’s overall productivity. Ideally, a healthy workplace is a happy workplace. Management, therefore, needs to ensure that influenza immunization is considered a … Read more

AIVC & WHO recommendations align for 2020 flu vaccine

Flu strain 2020 Australian Vaccine Services

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) met at TGA, Canberra, on Wednesday 9th October 2019, to recommend influenza viruses to be used in the composition of the influenza vaccines for 2020. During this meeting, the expert committee reviewed and evaluated data related to epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of recent influenza isolates circulating in Australia … Read more

Free flu vaccine for Kids

NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots. Parents can access the free flu shot from their usual immunisation provider: their GP, Aboriginal Medical Service, community health centre or some local councils. (https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/kids-flu-shot.aspx) If you belong to any of the categories below, you are also … Read more

Can you spot a skin cancer?

According to the Cancer Council, two in three Australians will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. The good news is that 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early. Do you know what skin cancer looks like? A simple check could save your life. We should all check … Read more

Flu costs Australian companies in lost time

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. Influenza, or as it’s commonly known, “the Flu”, is a highly contagious virus that can affect the entire body. It’s easily spreadable and is contagious even before symptoms appear. Being vaccinated … Read more