Working with you
… to fight the flu
Influenza is more than just a ‘bad cold’. It is a highly infectious virus that can spread quickly through your workforce. Contact with the influenza virus is almost unavoidable, but by protecting your workplace you are also helping stop the spread of influenza to the vulnerable people in the wider community like pregnant woman, people with chronic conditions, the very young and elderly.
To maintain the most effective protection against influenza, annual immunisation is required. The flu virus can change yearly, and new strains can emerge to which people are not immune. It takes around two weeks to develop immunity once vaccinated. This is an inactive vaccine so you will not “catch the flu” by being vaccinated.
We will be commencing our vaccination programme in the first week of April 2019. It is recommended that your vaccination programme commences as soon as possible, to ensure your staff are protected before the flu season arrives. Our team of experienced registered nurses are authorised to give the vaccine by the Medical Officer of Health.
We offer a convenient onsite service therefore reducing down time for your company. A flu voucher option will also be available for staff who are unable to make an appointment due to illness or annual leave. These vouchers can be redeemed at several locations in the Christchurch area as well as in one of OH Well drop in clinics.
This year, the Ministry of Health is offering the Quadrivalent (four strain) vaccine. The Quadrivalent vaccine contains; A/Michigan/45/2015 pdm09-like virus, A/Switzerland/8060/2017 – like virus, B/Phuket/3073/2013 – like virus and B/Colorado/06/2017 – like virus.
To ensure the safety of your staff OH Well uses 2 registered nurses when carrying out vaccinations
- $31.50 + GST per person (less than 25 vaccines)
- $29.50 + GST per person (for 25-50 vaccines)
- $26.00 + GST per person (for over 50 vaccines)
- $35.00 + GST per person (voucher)
- $50.00 + GST site charge fee per visit this covers travel time and distance, set up, administration
Please note: A minimum charge of $400 + GST applies for less than 10 employees and this includes site charge fee. This does not include the issue of vouchers.
Mileage and travel time may apply if travelling outside Christchurch CBD area.
To book dates on our vaccination calendar, please call us on 03 377 2661 or email us.