The Flinders University Health and Wellbeing program is offering flu vaccinations on the 3rd and 20th to the 24th of April 2020 in conjunction with BUPA.
While COVID-19 is at the forefront of our minds, the influenza vaccination (although not offering protection against COVID-19) is critical to reducing the number of flu cases in 2020 and ultimately the impact on our hospital system during such a critical period.
People who are currently/will be working from home are welcome to book an appointment and attend site for the flu vaccination, but the University is mindful of the current situation and the need to maintain social distancing. Locations have been checked to ensure they allow appropriate social distancing and it is for this reason people are asked not to arrive early, and please adhere to their booked time slot.
To protect everyone, we request that staff do not visit the onsite flu vaccination nurse if you:
- are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms (eg fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath)
- have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
- have had close contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Please note this flu vaccination service is only available to Flinders University staff.
As per previous years, this free flu vaccination service will be offered on various days at a range of locations including Bedford Park, Tonsley and Sturt. Due to access restrictions at FMC this location has been moved to the Health Science Lecture Theatre Complex.
For interested staff, the vaccination is a Quadrivalent. If staff have any additional questions, BUPA have a comprehensive FAQ section available within the booking page.
To cancel or amend your booking, please refer to your confirmation email. If you have any questions or would like to know more about this service not noted on the booking page, please contact BUPA on 1300 881 580 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flu vaccination takes around two minutes, can help prevent flu-specific illness in healthy adults, and the immunity against the flu can last for 6-12 months. A yearly flu vaccination is recommended for most people as flu viruses change and create new forms each year, so you may not have immunity.
Find out more about the flu
Bupa is proud to work with the Immunisation Coalition which specialises in influenza treatment and prevention. Visit its website for a useful flu symptoms checker and more information.