Though the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 can look similar, the flu and COVID-19 are caused by different viruses. No, the flu shot will not protect you from coronaviruses. 

The flu season generally runs from April to August, with many providers such as Vitality Works, SMG Health, Bupa Wellness and others offering their respective Flu Vaccination program ready now. A Flu Vaccination Program aims to protect employees with the latest approved flu strains likely to be circulating in the Southern Hemisphere during the upcoming flu season. Here are some highlights of the features delivered by these providers:

  • Vaccines can be delivered onsite and straight to the workplace, wherein employees can get vaccinated in a quality and comfortable clinic-like set up in a suitable office space.
  • Employees also have the choice on when and where they're vaccinated through Flu Vaccination Vouchers, typically delivered via chemist/pharmacy outlets across Australia.
  • Flu Vaccination vouchers are quick and easy to distribute to employees.
  • Promotional materials to drive health awareness and participation in the program are provided.

Another trending option is to offer a reimbursement facility for employees (typically in remote locations) who themselves arrange to receive a Flu Vaccination at their nearest chemist/pharmacy or medical clinic, make a claim online, receive a reimbursement, with the employer invoices at the end of the Flu Vaccination Campaign.

If you would like more information about the Reimbursement Option, simply email FluVac@anista.com.au.

It's never too late to get the flu shot. Most importantly, it's never too late to provide the protection for you and your employees at the workplace and at home.

Here's to getting ready for the flu season, from the team at Anista Employee Benefits! 😃