It is believed that there are some 1,500-3,500 influenza-related deaths annually in Australia, with the elderly being particularly at risk.
In addition to the loss of life, annual influenza outbreaks represent a significant healthcare burden and cost to industry and to the individual. A recent study found that annually in Australia, influenza:
- Causes 18,000 hospitalisations
- Requires over 300,000 GP consultations
- Costs the Australian health care system at least $85m.
Annual influenza vaccination continues to be the most important measure to prevent influenza and its complications. While in some cases, influenza vaccination may not prevent a person developing the disease, it can help to reduce the severity and/or duration of the disease and potentially prevent further serious complications.
Encara are committed to providing the safest possible environment for the residents and staff of the clients that we work for, as well as for ourselves and our families.
Each year Encara make free vaccinations available for all staff through our corporate vaccinations program.
We recommend that any staff experiencing the flu or flu like symptoms do not attend work.
Just another reason why Encara is your perfect allied health partner.
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