Protect our community
Your employees health has never been more important. Offering your team a flu vaccination not only adds a layer of protection to their wellness, but also ensures you meet your compliance requirements.
Government legislation has made it mandatory for all staff caring for aged care residents in government subsidised facilities to be offered flu vaccination by employers.¹ With over 10 years’ experience in delivering health programs, Wellness Here for Life has a network of trained healthcare professionals who can deliver flu vaccinations to staff.
¹Australian Government, Department of Health. Responsibilities of residential aged care providers: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/mandatory-influenza-flu-vaccination-program-for-residential-aged-care-providers. Accessed October 20, 2020.
Seamless execution is our specialty.
A complete service solution, including a dedicated Wellness representative, online bookings, qualified/experienced doctors/nurses, marketing, vaccines and clinic materials.
Appointment calendar invitations, with 24-hour reminders via email/SMS.
A customised electronic “Clinic Booking System” to track appointments, manage consent and create vaccination records; with auto upload to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)*.
Marketing and promotion package for each clinic location.
Efficient vaccination rate of 24 patients per hour.
Pharmacy voucher options, for a fully flexible and equitable solution.
*AIR record available if patient details are captured.
For bookings, call us on
1800 246 839
Why is vaccination so important
Influenza can cause significant symptoms and ill-health and may cause death in vulnerable populations such as the elderly.
- Vaccination may help prevent disease in up to 70% of people who are vaccinated
- Vaccination helps prevent secondary complications and hospitalisations
- Vaccination contributes to ensuring a healthy workforce of carers
- Widespread community vaccination helps prevent the spread of the virus.
The effects of flu
Influenza infections among the elderly are more likely to require hospitalisation or cause serious complications such as pneumonia and heart attacks. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Covering coughs, washing hands and avoiding people who are sick may also help prevent contracting and spreading the flu.
With over 10 years’ experience in delivering health programs, Wellness Here for Life has a network of trained healthcare professionals who can deliver flu vaccinations to staff in aged care facilities across Australia, to meet your compliance requirements ASAP.
1. Book a clinic
2. Communicate the clinic
3. Hold your clinic
Frequently Asked Questions
What is influenza?
Symptoms of flu include: fever, muscle aches, headache, lethargy, dry cough, sore throat, and a runny nose. The fever and body aches may last for 3-5 days, whilst the cough and lethargy may last for two or more weeks.
Influenza can cause serious complications that may require hospitalisation or may even be fatal.
What’s the difference between influenza and the common cold?
The influenza vaccine will only protect you from the influenza virus. Usually influenza is more severe and lasts longer than a cold or other viral respiratory illness.
Why is the flu vaccine recommended?
Who should be vaccinated?
Who shouldn't have the flu vaccination?
Persons who have experienced an anaphylactic reaction to antibiotics neomycin, gentamicin, polymixin or thiomersal are also not eligible to participate in this service.
When should I be vaccinated?
How often do I need to be vaccinated?
Even if the virus strains do not change, yearly vaccination is still recommended as immunity from flu vaccination is not long lasting.
Are there any side effects from the vaccine?
Like any medication, some people may experience an unexpected reaction to the influenza vaccine. Common side effects following vaccination for influenza may include:
- pain, redness and swelling or a lump at the injection site
- low grade temperature
- headache or muscle aches
- drowsiness or tiredness
- generally feeling unwell.
Most side effects are minor and last only a short time. Generally, mild reactions begin within six to 12 hours.
As with any medication, very rarely will you have a severe allergic reaction, which will usually occur within 15 minutes of receiving a vaccine. Because of this, it is important for you to wait for 15 minutes after receiving your vaccination before leaving.
Your immuniser will advise you of the potential side effects of having the flu vaccine and what you should do if you have a reaction.
Which vaccine is used?
The vaccine administered will be an inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) according to the age of the patient.
What happens on the day of the clinic?
Following the vaccination, the person vaccinated is required to remain in the observation area for a further 15 minutes.