Influenza (the flu) is not simply a cold — it is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus and it is risky for both the people who have it and for the businesses where they work.

When someone who has the flu sneezes, coughs or even talks, the flu virus is expelled into the air and may be inhaled by anyone close by. How can you protect yourself and your work environment from the consequences of the flu? By having yourself and your employees vaccinated.

GB’s TriEx will begin their onsite workplace flu vaccination season in both Christchurch and Auckland in April, with bookings being taken now.

TriEx knows only too well how the flu can impact the efficiency and profitably of businesses and they encourage employers to join the programme and vaccinate their team. The businesses will benefit with less downtime from sick staff and the employees’ likelihood of contracting the flu will be reduced.

Recently New Zealand saw the consequences of a swine flu outbreak sweeping through a Hawke’s Bay fruit picking community with close to 100 confirmed cases, with some of them hospitalised. This left the contractors short staffed and struggling at what is their peak picking time. Can your business afford to have your team off sick?

TriEx’s experienced occupational health nurses visit workplaces to carry out the vaccinations. TriEx can also provide flu vouchers nationally for ease and flexibility for those staff not available on vaccination day, for remote workers or if you do not meet minimum numbers for a site visit. These vouchers can be redeemed at vaccinating Unichem or Life Pharmacies nationwide.

To learn more about flu vaccinations you can visit our flu website or to contact one of our experts click here.