We administer tetanus, hepatitis and flu vaccines to workers from Sydney to the Mid North Coast.
Workplace vaccination services take just a few minutes out of your employees’ day, in return enabling your business to reduce its long-term health expenses.
Humanomics offers advice and occupational vaccinations to businesses across Sydney, Newcastle and the Mid North Coast. Our trained nurse immunisers stay up-to-date and consistent with recommended Australian Immunisation Handbook guidelines.
Whether you need to administer vaccines on a single site or multiple premises throughout NSW, our team has the experience and expertise to manage your workplace vaccination program.
Humanomics provide vaccinations for:
- Annual influenza
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
The flu vaccine
Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, can have a serious impact on your workers’ health, increasing absenteeism and reducing overall productivity each year. What’s more, this highly-contagious virus can be transmitted before noticeable symptoms are even present.
To protect your business, plan ahead with a workplace flu vaccination program. At Humanomics, we can organise a tailored healthcare solution to help your business overcome the flu season each year.
Benefits of flu vaccination in the workplace
Every year, the flu is responsible for approximately 1,500,000 sick days, costing Australian businesses over $2 billion. However, research indicates that employees with flu vaccinations report almost half the amount of doctor visits and sick days due to respiratory illness in comparison with those who have not been vaccinated.
With annual flu vaccines, your business can enjoy:
- Lower employee absenteeism
- Improved productivity and worker moral
- Less contagion throughout the community
Can you get the flu from the flu vaccine?
While you may experience slight symptoms after vaccination, the The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. In fact, studies suggest that the flu vaccine provides a 70% increase in protection against severe symptoms in healthy adults.
How long does the flu vaccine take to work?
After vaccination, it takes about two weeks for your antibodies to develop and protect against the flu. For this reason, we recommend organising workplace flu vaccinations before the virus starts to spread.
How long does the flu vaccine last?
Protection from the flu vaccine is believed to last for at least six months, declining gradually as antibody levels fall and changes in the particular strains of virus that circulate.
Every year, the World Health Organization announces guidelines for the composition of flu viruses in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2020 Southern Hemisphere flu season has brought the following:
- A/South Australia/34/2019 (H3N2)-like virus
- A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus
- B/Washington/02/2019-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus
This reflects three changes to the 2019 strain of Southern Hemisphere influenza.
Hepatitis A vaccinations
Hepatitis is an infectious liver disease that can range from a mild illness lasting just a few weeks to a chronic, sometimes even fatal, disease.
Hepatitis A generally spreads by ingestion via objects, food or drinks that have been contaminated by an undetected amount of stool from an infected person. While incidences of this preventable infection have been declining since 2000 thanks to more childhood vaccinations, adults are still at risk.
The Hepatitis A vaccine is strongly recommended for:
- Healthcare workers
- Child care workers
- Emergency service workers
- Cleaning, waste and recycling workers
- Plumbers and anyone working with water or waste infrastructure
Hepatitis A vaccinations require a course of two vaccines administered over a six to 12 month period. This course can be completed on its own, or in combination with Hepatitis B vaccinations.
At Humanomics, we can organise several bookings, managing your workers’ vaccination schedules to ensure the program is completed successfully.
How long does the hepatitis A vaccine last?
Research suggests that immunisation against hepatitis A can last at least 25 years in fully-vaccinated adults.
Hepatitis B vaccinations
The risk of Hepatitis B infection ranges significantly depending on the nature of your workplace. Its vaccination is strongly advised for any workers who come into contact with blood or any other body fluid apart from saliva.
High-risk worker groups include:
- Healthcare workers who have physical contact with patients
- Service workers who have physical contact with skin e.g. tattoo artists
- Cleaning, waste and recycling industry workers
- Workers in childcare facilities
- Workers who play contact sport
- Law enforcement, police and correctional facility workers
- Emergency personnel
- Workers travelling to regions with a high prevalence of hepatitis
Hepatitis B immunisation requires a short-term vaccination program consisting of three injections: the initial day, one month later and six months after the initial dose. Our team can schedule all three sessions to ensure long-term protection for your workers.
How long does the hepatitis B vaccine last?
Research suggests that the immunising effects of the hepatitis B vaccination can last at least 30 years among healthy patients.
Tetanus results from a neurotoxin made by spores of bacteria found in soil. If these bacteria enter an open wound, this neurotoxin can target your central nervous system and create painful muscle spasms.
Tetanus shots prevent this outcome by producing antibodies that bind to this neurotoxin. While a rare disease in Australia thanks to successful immunisation programs, it can still present in those who have never been vaccinated or who have not received booster vaccines.
How long does a tetanus shot last?
The effects of an initial tetanus shot last approximately 10 years, so a ‘booster’ vaccine is required every decade.