NSW Government – Influenza Vaccination

 

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious illness caused by the influenza virus.  Both influenza and COVID-19 are circulating in the community.

We strongly recommend that all Society personnel receive a flu vaccination as soon as possible by making an appointment with your GP or pharmacist.

If you are diagnosed with influenza:

  • do not attend a Vinnies’ workplace while you have symptoms
  • note that you will be most infectious in the first 3-5 days of your illness
  • inform your people leader and let us know if you think that you may have attended a Vinnies’ workplace while you were infectious

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Some people are eligible for a free flu vaccine because they are more vulnerable to the influenza virus.  For more information about the NSW Government’s influenza vaccination program, visit here.

For information about influenza, please see the NSW Health Influenza Fact Sheet

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