Spread the word not the flu

Winter is well and truly here, which means so is influenza season. So far this year, we have seen over 19,000 confirmed cases of influenza notified to the Victorian Health department.

I urge you to get vaccinated and take every possible step to help stop the spread of flu this winter with these three simple steps:

1. Cough and sneeze into your elbow
2. Wash your hands regularly
3. And if you’re sick… stay home!

Immunisation is the most important way we can protect ourselves and reduce the number of flu infections and deaths. If you have not already received your flu vaccination, now is the time.  If you have received it elsewhere let us know by completing the declaration form online.

For more information on where to get your vaccination, the schedule is available on the intranet.

It is your responsibility to ensure you and your colleagues are vaccinated or have completed the declaration form by Friday 2 August.

Rhonda Stuart
Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology