Flu Vaccinations

Workplace flu vaccinations open for 2024.. so don’t delay — get organised today

“To replace a staff member absent with the flu for 2 days costs more than vaccinating 30 of my staff”

The flu is a highly contagious disease and it can cause sufferers to miss a week or more of work. An infected person can spread the virus for 24 hours before they are aware they have the flu and just one sneeze can contaminate an open plan office environment or classroom.

Employers are recognising the benefits of flu vaccination as a way to provide a service to employees, reduce absenteeism and provide a safer working environment.

How it works

We will ensure the program runs smoothly, meets your company’s needs, and delivers a professional service.

We will continue to keep in touch with you along the way to ensure the program runs smoothly. 

1. Book in

Once a quote is accepted, we will work with you to choose a suitable date and time for your company and schedule the clinic.

Receive a quote by Contacting us

2. Promote

We will provide you with materials to promote your onsite clinic, information documents for your staff and links to recommended government websites for additional reading.  You will use our online booking system which will allow your staff to book their own appointments and complete their consent form on-line. The site manager can view and monitor the bookings. Email confirmation and reminders will also be sent automatically.

3. Run your clinic

On the day of your onsite clinic, the immunisation nurse will set up the room and will stay for another 15 minutes after the last vaccination in case of an adverse reaction.  The nurse will vaccinate approximately 2 people per minute and all participants will receive a lollipop. 

4. Wrap up

All recipients of the flu vaccine will receive a Vaccination Certificate for their records and their vaccination securely recorded in The Australian Immunisation Register as required by the Australian Department of Health.

Invoices will be issued after the clinic is completed.


Who should get the flu shot?

Influenza vaccine is recommended for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill or spreading the disease. If you work in an environment with lots of people, have contact with the public, travel on public transport or have contact with school-aged children then you are more susceptible and at greater risk of contracting flu. It is also recommended for people who travel regularly nationally or internationally.

And remember, the flu vaccine does not contain a live virus and cannot give you the flu.

Influenza vaccine composition

The formulation of influenza vaccines for use in Australia is determined each year by the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) based on information and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). The 2024 flu vaccine strains will be announced later in the year.

There were two quadrivalent influenza vaccines
used in 2024 and they contained the following virus strains:

1. Egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines:

  • A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus*
  • A/Thailand/8/2022 (H3N2)-like virus*
  • B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage) virus*
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus

2. Cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccines:

  • A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus*
  • A/Thailand/8/2022 (H3N2)-like virus*
  • B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage) virus*
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus

*This represents two strain changes form the quadrivalent flu vaccine used in 2023.

Reference: TGA / AIVC Recommendations

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After receiving the flu vaccination

After receiving the flu vaccine your body produces antibodies to fight off the flu virus and these antibodies continue to protect you for the year. The body is protecting itself and is not weakened by this process. It takes about 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine for complete protection to develop.
Some people may experience reactions after receiving the flu vaccine. These can include:

  • Local Reactions (the most common reaction)such as soreness, redness, swelling at injection site (This usually goes within 24 to 48 hours)
  • Systemic reactions (not common) such as fever, malaise and aching muscles – these symptoms can mimic the flu. It is important to realise that this is a reaction to the vaccine and not the flu and usually goes within 1-2 days
  • Immediate adverse reactions such as hives, swelling and anaphylaxis (very rare)
  • Reactions to vaccines are rare and can happen when you receive any vaccine or drug. If a severe reaction were to occur it would usually happen within a few minutes that is why all people are requested to remain in the area for 15 minutes after receiving a flu vaccine