Influenza Immunisation Program for Staff

Get Vaccinated against Influenza!

Flu season is nearing!  Commonly known as ‘the flu’, influenza is a highly contagious disease that can be serious, debilitating and affect the whole body.

This year's Quadrivalent vaccine provides protection from 4 strains of influenza virus (2 strains of Influenza A and 2 strains of Influenza B).

Some facts about the flu!

  • Influenza is a potentially fatal disease that is estimated to cause more deaths than accidents on roads.
  • Between 5% and 20% of the Australian population may be infected with influenza each year.
  • Vaccination is the single most effective way of protecting yourself against influenza infection
  • Hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze as well as practising personal hygiene, such as trying not to touch your mouth or nose are also important preventative measures
  • Follow these healthy habits to avoid influenza.

Further Information

Learn more about the quadrivalent influenza vaccine on the Immunise Australia Program website.

More information on the influenza is available from the Questions and Answers information sheet and the Better Health Channel website.

Contact in OHS

ohshelpline@monash.edu