Flu vaccination program information

The pilot program between the University and BUPA to deliver free flu vaccinations for staff has had extraordinary interest.

We have received unprecedented numbers of bookings, resulting in the allocated number of vaccinations being taken up in the first few days. We thank staff for their keen interest and regret that due to this unprecedented demand, some staff have missed out.

This pilot program will be reviewed before next year’s flu season both in terms of the number of vaccinations we obtain and the distribution. We will certainly consider all the feedback we have received when looking at how the program will work next year.

We would like to remind all those staff who have secured a booking for the BUPA flu vaccination to read the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) information provided by BUPA on their booking site. This is to ensure you are clear about what to expect on the day, the strain provided and other important information.

Please see the FAQs and fact sheet to allow you to make an informed choice.

BUPA has advised that due to the timing of the vaccination program and the small number of at risk people in our working population, their clinical team has recommended that Trivalent vaccine should be provided. Please see attached flyer for details as to why BUPA have taken this position.

Those staff who are at risk (due to compromised health or other conditions) or would prefer the Quadrivalent vaccination for other reasons, they will need to access this through their own private health provider.

If you have any further question please contact the WHS unit via email on whs@flinders.edu.au


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