Protecting your team from the flu has never been easier.
The flu is a fact of life…but suffering the effects is avoidable. Your business can prevent the inevitable loss in continuity and productivity by ensuring your staff are all protected well before the flu season starts.
Flu vaccination is the recommended and most effective way of reducing flu related staff absence. A workplace flu vaccination program is the best way to guarantee high rates of vaccine uptake. Cost effective for you and convenient for your employees, your entire organization will benefit.
Onsite Health is your workplace health partner providing onsite flu shots.
How influenza affects your organisation
The flu is highly contagious and will result in significant staff absenteeism.
Every year the flu affects up to 20% of New Zealanders. Flu is a productivity killer. On average, people with the flu will miss 3 to 5 workdays. If staff are unwell and come to work with the flu, their productivity drops by 50%. People who work with people who have the flu also experience a drop in productivity.
Some estimates suggest that sickness costs NZ businesses around 3% of their total salary and wage bill. In the USA, flu’s impact is calculated at between 0.24 to 0.80% of GDP.
Flu vaccination is the recommended and most effective way of reducing staff absenteeism resulting from the flu – in addition to being cost effective. A single flu vaccination is the most effective way of preventing influenza in healthy working adults against the flu vaccine strains expected to be in circulation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the coming winter.
Being fit and healthy will not protect you from getting the flu. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce.
Key benefits of Onsite Health’s mobile flu vaccination service
- Reduce staff time off
- Onsite convenience
- Quality product – WHO approved
- Economically beneficial
- Fast, easy and professional
- Educational and informative
- Post-immunisation care
Reduce staff time off – Flu vaccination can help maintain healthy staff by protecting against the flu, and the complications of the flu. Staff will not need to take time off work to get vaccinated, as we come to you.
Onsite convenience – Because our mobile flu vaccination service takes place at your workplace, there is minimal interruption to your productivity. Vaccination sessions will be conveniently scheduled to meet your organisation’s daily or shift work schedules at a time that suits you and your staff.
Quality Product – WHO approved – The flu vaccinations that Onsite Health’s Vaccinators administer are manufactured to World Health Organisation (WHO) standards by Ministry of Health approved, global pharmaceutical companies. The flu vaccination you receive from an Onsite Health Vaccinator will most likely be the same flu vaccination your GP or Pharmacist will have available if you went to your local GP or Pharmacist to receive a flu vaccination.
Economically beneficial – Research shows that vaccination against the flu has substantial health related and economic benefits for healthy, working adults. You can help prevent losses in productivity and profits with a small investment in Onsite Health’s mobile flu vaccination service. Onsite Health generally charges less than most GP’s charge for a flu vaccination, and we come to you. The total financial cost to your organisation is minimal when compared to the savings that flu vaccination generates.
Fast, easy and professional – We offer a quick and efficient service by our experienced, professional and friendly Vaccinators.
Educational and informative – We take care of everything including: providing information enabling staff to make an informed decision about whether they wish to receive a flu vaccination; answers to commonly asked questions about flu vaccination; and, an electronic poster advertising the time and date of your organisation’s flu vaccination session.
Post-immunistaion care – Staff are required to wait nearby for 20 minutes after receiving their flu vaccination, to ensure they do not feel any ill effects from the vaccine, as recommended by the vaccine manufacturers. Staff are not permitted to leave the premises within 20 minutes of receiving their flu vaccination. Our Vaccinator(s) will remain on site for 20 minutes after the final vaccination has been given; to ensure all post-immunisation care is given.
Types of flu vaccination services offered
- Seasonal (cell-based) flu vaccination
- Seasonal (egg-based) flu vaccination
- New Zealand wide Flu Vouchers
Seasonal (cell-based) flu vaccination – contains the 4 flu vaccine strains expected to be in circulation in the coming southern hemisphere winter as – recommended annually by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Cell-based flu vaccination is designed to be an exact match to the WHO chosen flu strains.
’Cell-based’ flu vaccines refer to how the flu vaccine is made.
Cell-based flu vaccines are completely egg free as cell-based flu vaccine manufacturing eliminates the need for using fertilised (or embryonated) chicken eggs in the flu vaccine manufacturing process.
Cell-based flu vaccines have been successfully used annually overseas since 2016 – with more than 200 million doses distributed worldwide.
Possible benefits of using cell-based flu vaccines include:
1) A significantly reduced environmental impact as renewable cell-based flu vaccines do not require the production and disposal of large amounts of chicken eggs – and associated manufacturing waste – that are used in the manufacturing of seasonal egg-based flu vaccines.
2) Studies showing greater protection against flu or flu like illness amongst people who have received cell-based flu vaccines vs those people who received egg-based flu vaccines.
3) Eggs, antibiotics and preservatives are not used in the production process of cell-based flu vaccines as these are not needed.
4) Cell-based vaccine technology has successfully been used to produce other licensed vaccines including for rotavirus, polio, smallpox, hepatitis, rubella and chickenpox.
Onsite Health is one of the first providers in New Zealand to offer seasonal (cell-based) flu vaccinations.
Seasonal (egg-based) flu vaccination – contains the 4 flu vaccine strains expected to be in circulation in the coming southern hemisphere winter – as recommended annually by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The traditional method of producing flu vaccine – that has been successfully used for more than 70 years – involves using fertilised (or embryonated) chicken eggs to grow flu viruses in.
Onsite Health was one of the first providers in New Zealand to offer seasonal (egg-based) flu vaccinations annually in client workplaces since 2000.
New Zealand wide Flu Vouchers – Onsite Health offers a New Zealand wide, flu voucher service.
Flu vouchers can be ordered directly through us, and then redeemed at selected GP surgeries and all vaccinating Life and Unichem Pharmacies throughout New Zealand. There is no minimum number of flu vouchers required to make a purchase of flu vouchers – making flu vouchers a cost effective option to protect your staff and business against influenza for those working from home or in regional offices throughout New Zealand.
How our service works
You contact us on 0800 357 357 with a preferred date and time for your organisations flu vaccinations to take place.
We liaise with you to co-ordinate a suitable date and time in our Vaccinators schedules for your flu vaccinations to take place – emailing you a booking confirmation on completion of our conversation.
Our email confirmation contains a link to the resources page of our website where your staff can view and / or download a copy of the consent form that must be completed prior to receiving a flu vaccination, and, a copy of a document that answers the questions that we most frequently get asked about flu vaccination. Each person who wishes to receive a flu vaccination must complete a consent form that Onsite Health will supply.
To help you promote our visit to your staff, we email you a poster advertising the date and time that the flu vaccinations have been scheduled.
A few days prior to our scheduled visit, we send you an email reminder with the name of the Vaccinator(s) who will be providing your flu vaccinations.
One Vaccinator vaccinates approximately 30 staff per hour. Staff are required to wait nearby for 20 minutes after receiving their flu vaccination, to ensure they do not feel any ill effects from the vaccine, as recommended by the vaccine manufacturers. Staff are not permitted to leave the premises within 20 minutes of receiving the vaccination.
Our Vaccinator(s) will remain on site for 20 minutes after the final vaccination has been given; to ensure all post-immunisation care is given.