Influenza Seasons 2010/2011

2010 Influenza Season update

We have received the 2010 NISG influenza results and it is promising…..the vaccine distribution states that by the end of September 2010, a record high of 1,047,175 persons were vaccinated in New Zealand which is an increase of 8% compared to 2009 (NISG November Update 2010:11).

ESR has also uploaded their summary results showing the ‘Weekly consultation rates for influenza-like illnesses in New Zealand in 2008, 2009, 2010’. This can be found at: http://www.surv.esr.cri.nz/PDF_surveillance/Virology/FluMthRpt/2010/FluMthRpt201009.pdf

2011 Influenza Season

It’s time to start thinking of whether you will provide the influenza vaccine for your workplace in the new 2011 year. Our approved vaccinators are readily available for your onsite service or we can send you influenza vouchers which can be used at our Auckland wide clinics if vouchers are preferred.

Next year’s vaccine is recommended to contain protection from:
 A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus
 A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus
 B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus

Why is influenza immunisation needed every year?
Annual immunisation is required for two key reasons:
1. Protection lessens over time
2. Each year, influenza can be caused by different influenza viruses that are not represented in the previous year’s vaccine. The vaccine is reformulated annually to contain the most up to date composition of viral antigens, to ensure your employees get the best vaccine match against likely circulating strains.
(For more information, visit www.influenza.org.nz)

Influenza Vaccinations provide an economically healthier and safer place for all and it helps reduce staff absenteeism in the workplace

Our service is effective and efficient with quality vaccines used onsite or at our clinics Auckland wide located in: Airport Oaks, Bairds Rd, Chapel Park, Dawson Rd, Dannemora, East Tamaki, Glen Innes, Otahuhu, Otara Town Centre, Mangere Town Centre, Manurewa, Sandringham and Sylvia Park.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW FOR 2011 SO IT’S ONE LESS THING TO WORRY ABOUT!

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