Much has been written over the past couple of days in regards to the timing of this year’s flu vaccinations, with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) ‘urging people to hold off getting this year’s flu vaccine’ and voicing concerns that some pharmacy groups are offering their vaccination programs too early.
We’ve had another successful flu vaccination campaign this year, preparing our corporate clients for what turned out to be a country-wide influenza epidemic.
The severity for each flu season is classified by the proportion of the population admitted to the ICU and the number of pneumonia or influenza related deaths recorded nationwide.
Influenza is a common and acute respiratory illness that is estimated to cause 1,400 deaths, 18,000 hospitalisations, and over 300,000 general practice consultations in Australia each season.
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