Flu Vaccinations

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Get Ready to Return to Work and Social Activities with a Flu Vaccination

Getting a flu vaccination is the most effective way to reduce your risk of catching and spreading the influenza virus.

More important right now than ever before, everyone should consider getting vaccinated for the flu because:

  • The staged approach to easing COVID-19 restrictions means more opportunity for viruses to spread
  • Influenza can also lower your immunity and make you more susceptible to other illnesses such as COVID-19
  • As they are caused by different viruses, it is possible to get the flu at the same time as COVID-19 and this is extremely dangerous
  • While there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is one you can get for the flu
  • In 2017, a particularly bad season in Australia, the flu caused more than 1,200 deaths (3.9 per 100,000 people) (Source)

Flu Vaccination and COVID-19

Getting a flu vaccination will not prevent or reduce your risk of getting COVID-19. It will however:

  • Reduce your risk of getting both at the same time, which could increase the severity of both illnesses
  • Reduce the strain on our health care system which should be reserved for potential increase in demand due to COVID-19 and other high priority cases
  • Reduce the chance of you spreading flu to vulnerable members of the community who are at a greater risk of COVID-19 complications such as the elderly and those with low immunity

Why choose St John to provide your workplace Flu Vaccinations?

The Service

Booking your Influenza Vaccinations with St John is easy and simple. Once you’ve booked in your service with our dedicated and professional team, employees can easily book their timeslots online with our online portal and receive automatic appointment reminders.

On the day, our professionally trained Nurse Immunisers will provide your staff with their vaccinations, along with a free St John Resuscitation Face Shield key chain and a lolly pop.

When you book with St John, you give back to your community

As a charity and Certified Social Enterprise, all our proceeds go towards community programs which train and equip people to save lives.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

No. All flu vaccines used in Australia are ‘inactivated’, which means they do not contain the live flu virus, which is why you can't catch the flu from flu vaccination.

Sometimes people can experience side effects after their flu vaccination. Side effects include include fever, tiredness and muscle aches. These side effects can start within a few hours of your being vaccinated and sometimes last for 1 or 2 days. They usually go away on their own, once your body has developed an immune response to the vaccine, which will protect you from the flu virus.

For more information on flu vaccination visit https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/flu-influenza-immunisation

 

It is recommended by the Australian Government that everyone over the age of 6 months should be vaccinated against the flu every year. This is because flu symptoms can range from mild, to severe, including death.

Getting a flu vaccination, not only reduces the risk of you getting the flu, but also those around you, including vulnerable members who are unable to get vaccinated such as babies under 6 months and adults with low immunity.

 

COVID-19 and the Flu - Information from the DHHS website

With COVID-19 spreading across Australia, this year it is more important than ever to ensure that patients receive the seasonal influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccination should be given as soon as possible. The regular influenza season may coincide with the peak of the current COVID-19 pandemic, potentially placing additional burden on the Australian health system.

From the 1st of May, the flu vaccine will be mandatory for people wanting to visit an aged care facility (including aged care workers).

For more information about COVID-19 and the Flu visit https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/flu

Details of the flu vaccine that will be administered is here.

In order to safely and effectively provide the vaccination, we are required to collect the following information:

  • Consent - including some basic medical history information such as have you ever received a flu vaccination previously, if you've ever experienced symptoms and if you've got any allergies
  • Contact information - including email address, full name and date of birth

 

Book Flu Vaccinations for your organisation

Contact us to find out how we can help you with your workplace Flu Vaccinations.