In Australia, there are, on average, 85 deaths and over 4000 hospitalisations recorded due to influenza illness each year.
Flu Vaccinations for Australians – NCIRS Fact Sheet May 2011
At BizHealth, we provide flu vaccinations to employees as part of our health program.
Influenza (the flu) is an acute viral illness, costing Australian businesses millions of dollars every year in absenteeism and sick leave. Initially the flu affects around 20% of staff. Then due to the highly contagious nature, rapidly spreads, taking an average of two weeks to recover from, creating extreme productivity losses in the workplace.
Immunisation is the single most effective action of preventing the spread of the flu in your workplace, with scientific research showing the flu vaccinations reduces the risk by 70-90% in healthy people. This translates to a 43% reduction in absenteeism or 74 fewer lost days per 100 employees.
Approximately, 2,800 Australians die every year either directly from the seasonal flu or complications due to the flu.
Why your workplace should receive flu vaccinations:
- • Reduce the chances of infection and cross-infection from co-workers
- • Reduce absenteeism
- • Avoid unnecessary productivity loss
- • Commit to the wellbeing of your individual workers
- • Create a healthy and supportive workplace
*Flu vaccinations is encouraged every 12 months, as influenza viruses change frequently, the Flu Vaccinations is updated every year to cover common circulating strains*
**Flu vaccinations available from 15th March 2013 – reduce the spread of the flu before the winter peak season**
Easy to use online booking system available with automatic email reminders.
In our health seminars, we educated attendees about the importance of these flu vaccinations.
To avoid the flu via flu vaccinations and improved executive health, our easy-to-use online booking system is available with automatic email reminders.