The flu is a sickness that’s caused by the influenza virus. It’s highly contagious, which means that it can be passed from one person to another only by touching contaminated objects or inhaling droplets thru the mouth or nose. 

Vaccination is the best way to reduce the risk of preventing the flu and its complications. The influenza vaccine is made up of inactive forms of viruses that prompt your body to make antibodies in preparation for the yearly flu season. Being inactive, you won’t get infected and experience little to no symptoms.

 

How Does Flu Vaccination Work? 

Current 2020 flu shots will contain updated virus strains as recommended by the World Health Organization. When injected, your body reacts by making the antibodies needed to fight off the virus.

 

 

Flu jabs do not contain the active form of the virus, and therefore will not cause you to get sick. 

Corporate flu shots are best taken in the autumn season in preparation for the flu season, which comes in winter. 

 

Who Should Receive the Flu Vaccine? 

Everyone can get the flu shot.

Businesses and organisations (Click HERE for a Flu quote) can have their employees immunised as a way to reduce absenteeism and avoid lost revenue

 

Flu shots are recommended for people who have the following: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Heart disease 
  • Asthma and similar lung conditions
  • Severe obesity 
  • Frontline health workers
  • Community care workers 
  • Kidney disease 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Parents of children under six months of age

 

Free Flu Shots 

In Australia, elders who are aged 65 and above, pregnant women and indigenous Australians who are aged 15 and above can get free flu jabs under the National Immunisation Program.

Moreover, those who are residents of long-term care and nursing home facilities and have serious chronic conditions can have their free vaccination. 

 

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