Influenza viruses constantly evolve, with rapid changes in their characteristics. To provide continuing protection, annual vaccination with vaccine containing the most recent strains is necessary.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended two strain changes for the 2014 influenza vaccine. The 2014 trivalent influenza vaccine for Australia is recommended to contain the following strains:
- An A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) – like virus
- An A/Texas/50/2012 (H3N2) – like virus
- A B/Massachusetts/2/2012 – like virus
Influenza vaccination in the workplace can result in increased productivity, and reduced absenteeism among workers.
Influenza vaccination programs for healthy working adults may represent a cost-effective strategy and may also result in an improved workplace environment.
Research has shown that healthy employees vaccinated against flu take nearly half the number of sick days and have nearly half the number of doctor’s visits compared to unvaccinated workers. For more information, click here.
Holding a workplace flu vaccination clinic means staff do not need to take time off to visit their own GP. Jobfit’s annual workplace flu vaccination program commences early March, and our occupational health nurses vaccinate more than 6,000 Australian workers during March to June each year.
To register your business for our workplace flu vaccination program, please contact us.