CHM’s Influenza Program
Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious (viral) infection. It may be mild for some; however, it can cause very serious illness, hospitalisation and even death in otherwise healthy people. It can be especially serious for babies, people aged over 65, people with underlying medical conditions and pregnant women.
In Australia each year, the flu causes widespread illness resulting in substantial cost and loss of productivity for workplaces and organisations.
Approximately 1.5 million workdays are lost each year due to the flu resulting in millions of dollars of lost productivity.
Staff with the flu take an average of 2 weeks to recover with their health and wellbeing suffering.
The flu is highly contagious and can be spread before symptoms appear, multiple employees in the office or at a work site can contract the infection, leaving your business under resourced.
Immunisation is the best protection against the flu for you, your team, your business, and the community. By getting immunised, you also help protect those that are too ill or too young to be immunised and help slow the spread of the disease.
Annual immunisation is recommended in autumn (March – May) each year, prior to the peak of the flu season.
It is important to get the flu vaccine every year. The virus strains that cause the flu change each year and the vaccine changes each year to match these strains.
Who should get an influenza vaccination?
Annual immunisation against the flu is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age.
Our Vaccination Program
Everyone benefits from flu vaccinations in the workplace however, it can be difficult to fit into a busy life schedule. CHM delivers flu vaccinations annually to some of Australia’s leading organisations. CHM have developed a reputation for quality, flexibility, national coverage and innovation in project management and employee engagement strategies to increase utilisation of our programs.
CHM conduct onsite/mobile flu vaccinations services (among various other vaccinations including COVID-19) and offer corporates vouchers through some of our affiliations with pharmacies to support employees who have not yet returned to the office or workplace.
CHM take the burden of organising programs from our clients to make it seamless and stress-free. CHM have a bespoke booking system that has direct links to the Australian Immunisation register (AIR), links can be sent to employees directly through an invitation to book or we can send out a web link to all your staff via email or on your local Intranet page.
CHM will support your marketing and employee engagement plans and needs for these programs, through our immunisation system we can see at any time how many employees have booked, attended their booking to gauge engagement in your flu program.
CHM will have allocated resources to support your business throughout the program, as well as a Central Support team at our head office that can answers all your questions and support your needs through the program.