Get Immunised in April
April usually marks the start of the influenza season
Influenza, commonly called the flu, can be a serious illness that is sometimes fatal. Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with flu each year. Many people won’t feel sick at all but can still pass it on and make others feel very sick. The flu can have a big impact on work plans. It spreads quickly from person to person and symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough and stomach upset.
The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to have a flu shot every year.
Ideas for Workplaces:
To recognise this event…
- If not already in-place, consider scheduling a flu-vaccine session at your workplace.
- See Wellplace’s immunisation and outbreak resource page for information and images you can use to encourage your people to get immunised against a range of diseases, including the flu.
- Make use of the official, helpful Fight the Flu resources in your workplace communications.