Flu Vaccine – Frequent Asked Questions

Corporate Care is passionate about protecting everyone’s health by minimising the spread of disease. Our Flu Vaccine FAQ aims to provide all-important information and increase awareness.

Here’s to a better understanding of flu vaccinations:

  • Why is it recommended to get a flu vaccine? 

Annual flu shots reduce your likelihood of catching the seasonal flu as well as the severity of flu symptoms if you do get infected.

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Why Pregnant Women should get a Flu Shot

Why Pregnant Women should get the Flu shot

Because the flu or influenza is a serious illness and your baby is at risk! Influenza, otherwise known as flu, is an infectious disease that could cause severe complications to pregnant women. Whether you have a healthy or a risky pregnancy, contracting influenza during this time might have detrimental health implications. Possible complications include premature labour, miscarriage and the need for an urgent caesarean delivery.

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Differences between Influenza and Stomach Flu

I have the Stomach flu, oh no, wait! I have the Flu!

Understanding the differences in causes and symptoms of each is important for knowing your overall health and whether you are in any real danger from the illness. Stomach flu can be caused by many different viruses and bacterias and can cause a host of problems in the gastrointestinal tract, including vomiting and diarrhoea. The flu or influenza primarily causes problems in the Read more

4 Reasons why you should get the flu shot in 2018

4 Reasons why you should get the flu shot in 2018

 

  1. The flu can be serious.

An average of 3,500 Australians die from influenza each year, 18,000 get hospitalised and around 300,000 pay a visit to their GP (Influenza Specialist Group). Some people are at greater risk than others. If you feel like you have flu-like symptoms you need to be aware that you can spread the virus to other vulnerable people. The ...

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Flu – Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Causes

There are three major viruses of influenza that affect human beings, influenza A (Swine flu or H1N1 and H3N2), B, and C. The first two viruses, A and B, are very dangerous and normally result in very severe diseases. For that reason, these types of influenza viruses are targeted by annual flu vaccination programs. There are a number of ways in which influenza can be transmitted from one person to another. Some of ...

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Why did I get the flu after receiving the flu shot?

So, Why did I get the Flu after receiving the flu shot?

It’s not uncommon to hear of flu shot recipients coming down with symptoms immediately after receiving their flu vaccine or influenza shot, and you yourself may even have become ill after your last flu vaccination shot. While the flu shot is a life-saving barrier against the worst effects of influenza, it is far from an all-round guard against respiratory illness. ...

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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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