Have you ever thought about getting workplace flu vaccinations for your Auckland CBD office? This annual routine can be a smart investment to keep your staff healthy and productive throughout flu season. In most cases, organisations find that this annual service pays for itself well before flu season is over.
Why the Flu Is a Problem for Enterprises Like Yours
The bad news is that severe flu symptoms typically last between …
Onsite Health have been providing Auckland with flu vaccinations to medium and large sized companies in Auckland since 1999 (15 years at the time of writing this article) and during that time it is always rewarding to get the feedback from our flu injection clients about the impact the flu jab has had on their lives and the positive impact for the business.
Not only are many large …
Before the flu season starts in New Zealand, many businesses, schools, organisations and shops start their preparations to help their employees get the flu shot. But there are still those who become too busy with a lot of things that they at times forget to get ready for it. People who’ve been down with the flu know how bad it could be if you get sick with it.
It’s no surprise …
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended in its recent report (dated 28 September 2017) that trivalent (3-strain) influenza vaccines for use in the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following influenza vaccine viruses:
an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus; and
a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (from the influenza B/Yamagata lineage vaccine virus).
In addition, WHO has recommended that quadrivalent (4-strain) influenza vaccines containing two influenza B viruses, contain all of the above three …
More than 840,000 Kiwis caught the flu last year, but 3/4 of them would never have known they had contracted the highly contagious virus.
Data from the Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) study, which analysed 2,500 adults and children randomly selected from general practices in Auckland show that 1 in 5 people in New Zealand – and 1 in 3 Kiwis under 19 – were infected …
Recommended composition of influenza vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended in its recent report (dated 29 September 2016) that influenza vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following influenza vaccine viruses:
– an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
– an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
– a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (from the influenza B/Victoria lineage vaccine virus).
In addition, WHO …
In order to assist in shingles prevention, Onsite Health is now pleased to be able to offer Zostavax™ vaccinations to clients.
Zostavax™ is an injectable live virus vaccine for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and, the reduction of acute and chronic zoster-associated pain. A single dose of Zostavax™ is administered to healthy adults aged 50 years and older.
Zostavax™ can be administered at the same …
The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) has been upgraded to the quadrivalent (4-strain) for 2016.
Similar to the NZ Government’s Ministry of Health program to provide free influenza vaccinations for people at higher risk of developing complications if they get influenza, the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) “is designed to protect those population groups most at risk” of contracting influenza.
In a press release dated 6 November 2015 and available at: …
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended in its recent report (dated 24 September 2015) that influenza vaccines for use in the 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following influenza vaccine viruses:
– an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
– an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
– a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.
In addition, WHO has recommended that quadrivalent influenza vaccines containing two influenza B viruses, contain all of the above three viruses, and, a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.
The influenza vaccine …
We are very proud to announce that in 2015, Onsite Health is offering:
1) Seasonal trivalent (3-strain) flu vaccination containing the 3 vaccine strains expected to be in circulation in 2015 as recommended by the World Health Organisation. Trivalent (3-strain) flu vaccine will be available from Monday 23 March.
2) Seasonal quadrivalent (4-strain) flu vaccination contains additional protection against a 4th (type B) strain of influenza – in addition to the 3 …