You can’t argue with the facts. Get vaccinated

  • Flu vaccination's like seat belt
  • Don't knock the flu shot
  • Flu vaccine - It's like boot camp for your immune system
  • What flu can do to you
  • Sliced, deiced and neutralised

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  • Don’t knock the flu shot.

    Vaccination is the single most important way of preventing infection by the flu virus and is backed by the World Health Organisation.

    Research shows that healthy working adults vaccinated against flu have almost half the number of sick days and doctor visits due to upper respiratory illness, compared to those who aren’t vaccinated.*

    Don’t go unprotected, get your flu shot now.

    Speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

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    * Reference:

    Nichol K et al. N Engl J Med 1995; 333:889-893

  • What flu can do to you, can be brutal

    Don’t confuse influenza with a cold.

    Flu can knock you out quite suddenly with body aches, fever and, in some people, flu can lead to complications such as pneumonia.

    Some researchers have also found that people with flu are at an increased risk of a heart attack.*

    Your GP can test you for the difference between flu and cold, but it’s best to get vaccinated against flu in the first place.

    Speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

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    * Reference:

    Barnes M et al. Heart 2015;101:1738–1747. Kwong J et al. N Engl J Med 2018; 378:345-353.

  • Flu vaccination’s like a seat belt

    The flu virus doesn’t discriminate. It can hit unexpectedly – no matter how fit and healthy you are – and flu can be serious, sometimes causing complications or even causing death.

    You wouldn’t ride in a car without a seatbelt, so why take a chance with flu?

    Everyone’s at risk and flu vaccination every year is the best way to help protect yourself.

    Speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

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  • It's like boot camp for your immune system

    The flu vaccine helps train your immune system to make antibodies to fight the flu virus.

    By activating your natural defences, it gives you a head-start when your body is exposed to real influenza virus.

    Remember, it takes 2–3 weeks to build immunity, so get your shot before the flu season gets underway.

    Speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

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  • Sliced, diced and neutralised

    You can’t get flu from the flu vaccine, because there’s simply no live flu virus in it.

    If you have thought that you came down with ‘the flu’ after vaccination, it may be because:

    • you caught flu before getting vaccinated or before your body had time to make antibodies to the vaccine; or - it’s not flu at all
    • just a common cold (though maybe a bad one).

    Feeling below par after vaccination can be your body’s natural response to being vaccinated and can be a sign that the vaccine is working.

    So, get vaccinated against flu before it has a chance to infect you.

    Speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

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