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Get immunised in April

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April marks the start of the flu season. Influenza spreads easily and up to one in five of us come in contact with the flu every year.

Resources

See the Fight the Flu website for more information and resources, including what workplaces can do to help stop their people getting sick with flu.

The Ministry of Health also has flu prevention information, both on its Influenza webpage and in a Stop the Spread of Germs poster.

Wellplace also has Fight the Flu resources, including an image you can use for electronic communications, a downloadable poster, and two flu prevention articles you can use in your workplace communications - one for workplaces with outdoor workers, and another for indoor workers. 

Also, the World Health Organization's World Immunisation Week (24-30 April) is a good time to remind everyone of the importance of immunisations, and how many lives they have saved over the years.

Progress towards global vaccination targets is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunisations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases.

NZ Immunisation Week

If it doesn't suit to concentrate on immunisation this month, another opportunity could be Immunisation Week from 1 - 7 May 2017.

This year the theme is around encouraging adults to ensure their teenagers and older children are fully immunised. If you would like to promote these messages to parents or young people in your workplace a poster, Has your teen missed any immunisations?, is available. 

General immunisation information can be found on the Health Promotion Authority's immunisation page, including messages promoting on-time immunisation for babies and young children.

 

 

 

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