What will the 2018 Southern Hemisphere Flu Vaccine include?

Canberra. October 11, 2017

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) congregated at the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the purpose of recommending influenza viruses to be used in the composition of the 2018 flu vaccine. The meeting involved review and evaluation of:

  • data associated to epidemiology
  • Australia and Southern Hemisphere influenza isolates recently circulating, as to its antigenic and genetic characteristics
  • 2016-17 vaccines’ serological responses
  • candidate vaccine viruses and reagents availability
  • The expert committee recommended that ...
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2017 flu vaccination season important news

The recommended composition of quadrivalent influenza vaccine for Australia in 2017 introduces a new A (H1N1)pdm09 like virus strain when compared to the composition of the trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines we used in Australia in 2016.

In 2017 there will only be Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines available in Australia.

The quadrivalent flu vaccine components for the Australian 2017 influenza season will contain the following:

  • An A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09 – like virus
  • An A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) – like virus
  • A B/Brisbane/60/2008 ...
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Flu shots at work: Saving money to your business.

Getting sick is part of a normal life process each of us experience but could jeopardize the way we live our lives. One of the most common viruses that are spreading world and country-wide is flu. Though not as deadly as dengue or malaria, flu can lead to more serious problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis if left untreated. This is the reason why flu shots are promoted to everyone in the country.

There have been many speculations about the ...

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Staff vaccination: Employees, friends and family.

Is staff vaccination worth your time and money?

Absolutely!

Staff vaccination is proven to be a very wise investment with high rates of return on your investments.

The influenza virus is a serious respiratory ailment that’s a large threat to all kinds of organization. Despite that fact, many people are still unaware and consider this illness as an insignificant irritation and nothing more.

Recently, The Influenza Specialist Group of Australia announced a public symposium indicating that the amount of vaccine intake in Australia ...

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Onsite flu vaccination: a very wise investment.

Would you invest in onsite flu vaccination programs? You get up and go into the office everyday like a clock work. One morning you wake up feeling feverish, with chills, runny nose and a mild cough. What you do? You go to work. It happens to millions of corporate workers every year when flu season kicks in. There is a lot of pressure at work; KPI, goals to accomplish, meetings, peer pressure. You think you are doing the right thing by ...

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Why you should consider employee flu vaccination.

Employee flu vaccination – a proven wise investment.

If you own a business, you must be concerned about the health of your employees. The logic is quite simple; healthier the employees better will be the productivity of your organisation. At the same time, employees also derive a lot of benefits from being healthy and fit as they draw more salaries in the absence of any leave. The logic fits aptly in case of Employee flu vaccination programs, which can bring benefits ...

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Employee flu vaccination

Employee flu vaccination has proven to be a very wise investment. Your employees are the centre and heart of your business, and you rely on them to function correctly. Unfortunately, during the winter months, Flu is on the rise and more and more of your employees will begin taking time off work. It isn’t their fault. They have caught the influenza virus and are so unwell that they cannot get out of bed. Read more

Onsite Flu vaccination

We offer Onsite Flu Vaccination services to help minimize absenteeism and increase productivity of your work force. As you may have seen during the past years, the winter month often brings the Flu along with it. This can lead to employees often taking days, and possibly weeks off work. The negative effect this can have on your business is detrimental and can affect your whole workforce. One of the worst scenarios is when an employee comes in sick, and proceeds ...

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Workplace flu vaccination

Vaccination in general still has some scepticism in it.  Some individuals are not inclined to vaccination advocacies.  Several beliefs, myths and factors affect each person’s compliance to vaccination.  Causes of non-compliance to vaccinations include the following but not limited to; individual fear of injection, fear of getting an actual flu illness from the vaccine, avoidance of expenses (doctor’s fees, vaccine and administration fees, etc.), preference for “natural” or healthy diet and lifestyle as protection from diseases, and myths on flu ...

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