2021 Influenza Season Report and a look to 2022
Thursday, 07 Oct 2021

The 2021 season saw a continuation of the historically low influenza levels experienced globally in 2020, due largely to the implementation of government measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Face masks, stay at home orders, hand washing, school closures, reduced travel, and physical distancing were all key factors in reducing the transmission of influenza viruses, record low hospitalisations and influenza-related deaths1.

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2019 Flu Season: 2nd worst on record
Friday, 28 Feb 2020

The Australian Department of Health's 2019 Influenza Season summary affirmed what most people already knew: last year we endured very high levels of activity compared to previous seasons and those levels were high from earlier in the year – even during the summer months. This culminated in a total of 310,011 laboratory-confirmed flu notifications by the beginning of December.

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Simple tips to maintain your health this winter
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

It can often be a challenge to stay healthy during the winter months. The temperature drops, viruses seem to pop up everywhere and we tend to move less and crave more comfort food. Try our simple tips to maintain your health this winter.

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The 2018 Flu Season and what it means for 2019
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

The Sonic HealthPlus 2018 workplace flu program was in high demand as a result of the extreme flu season of 2017. The 2019 season has started with record numbers of summer flu notifications, which could signal another severe season.

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2018 Influenza Season Report
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

There were a total of 58,570 laboratory-confirmed notifications of influenza countrywide for the 2018 calendar year2 which was almost one-quarter fewer than during the 2017 flu season2 .

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Flu vaccination: Now or later, which is best?
Thursday, 05 Apr 2018

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.

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2017 Influenza Season Report
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

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.

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Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017

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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2016 Influenza Season Report
Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017

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.

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Flu Facts v. Flu Fiction
Friday, 01 Apr 2016

Free Poster! So much is said and written about flu and the flu vaccine it is often difficult to understand what is actually correct. Find out what is fact and what is fiction.

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Four-strain flu – just the shot
Friday, 01 Apr 2016

The choice looks simple enough: the familiar 3-strain ‘trivalent’ influenza vaccine or the new 4-strain quadrivalent version? Learn the difference.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: All persons attending a medical appointment at a Sonic HealthPlus clinic will be required to complete a COVID-19 Triage Assessment form. If you are not vaccinated or fully vaccinated, we will need to undertake a risk assessment, which may include Rapid Antigen Testing.

Please note: Patients who attend for their medical assessment presenting with flu-like symptoms or have recently travelled from a COVID hotspot may be turned away.

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