We are a Perth based provider of onsite flu vacs in WA.
Our WA accredited Immunisation Nurses, online booking system, SMS/email appt reminders and dedicated program manager makes your Workplace Flu Vaccination Program easy to organise and execute. We offer vouchers for those unable to make your onsite flu vac clinics.
Now is the time to lock in your preferred workplace flu vaccination dates for 2020. Late April and early May are in hot demand so get in quick!
FAQ’s by employees
In preparing for your corporate flu vaccination program, here are a few common questions employees may ask about flu vac programs and the new flu vaccines for 2020.
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season. Most flu vaccines in Australia protect against four different flu viruses, so they are known as quadrivalent vaccines – an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses. See more here
Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?
A flu vaccine is needed every flu season for two reasons.
- A person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection.
- Because flu viruses are constantly changing, flu vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses that research suggests may be most common during the upcoming flu season.
- For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year.
Does the flu vaccine work immediately?
No. It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. That’s why it’s best to get vaccinated before influenza viruses start to spread in the community.
Flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) can vary from season to season. The protection provided by a flu vaccine depends on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine, and the similarity or “match” between the viruses used to produce vaccine and those in circulation.
While the flu vaccine varies in how well it works, every season influenza vaccines prevent millions of influenza illnesses, tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.