Southern Hemisphere Flu Vaccine 2024 recommendation

Flu Vaccine Strains for 2024

Australia and New Zealand influenza season

Flu season is just around the corner, and we at Corporate Care are gearing up to keep you and your workplace safe from influenza outbreaks. We're here to share some exciting updates about the Flu Vaccine for 2024. As experts in workplace flu vaccinations and corporate health, we're committed to keeping you informed and protected.

What Strains Does the 2024 Flu Vaccine Protect Against?

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have recently announced their recommendations for the 2024 southern hemisphere flu season. Good news—it's a four-strain vaccine! This egg-based quadrivalent vaccine aims to protect against the following flu strains:

  1. A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  2. A/Thailand/8/2022 (H3N2)-like virus
  3. B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus
  4. B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus


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A Note on the B/Yamagata Lineage

It's worth noting that there is a discrepancy between the WHO and AIVC regarding the inclusion of the B/Yamagata lineage in the 2024 flu vaccine. While the AIVC has included this strain in its recommendation, the WHO advises against its continued inclusion due to the absence of confirmed detection of this virus circulating.

This recommendation divergence highlights the complexities involved in vaccine composition and the ongoing debates within the scientific community. It's an important consideration for healthcare providers and policymakers alike, and we at Corporate Care are committed to staying abreast of these discussions to provide the most effective workplace flu vaccination programs.

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Corporate Care's proactive approach to the 2024 Flu Season: Vaccinations in full swing!

The Importance of Flu Vaccination in the Workplace

In the year-to-date (1 January to 17 September 2023), there have been 235,018 notifications of laboratory-confirmed influenza reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System in Australia. Influenza can wreak havoc in a workplace setting, leading to increased absenteeism and decreased productivity. The 2024 flu vaccine is designed to combat the most common and virulent strains, making it an essential part of your workplace health strategy.

The Role of the WHO in Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

The WHO uses global influenza surveillance data to make influenza vaccine strain recommendations each year for both the northern and southern hemispheres.

This helps to ensure a good match between the vaccine strains and the circulating influenza viruses, which can positively affect businesses in Australia and their employees.

A good match between the influenza vaccine and the circulating viruses means employees are less likely to fall ill and take time off work, thus reducing absenteeism and increasing productivity, benefiting the bottom line of businesses in Australia.

Furthermore, if employees are vaccinated, the spread of the flu virus within the workplace can be reduced, minimising the disruption and impact of flu outbreaks and leading to a healthy and efficient workforce.

The Importance of the Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee in Flu Vaccine Programs

The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) plays a crucial role in the success of flu vaccine programs, including the Flu Vaccine 2023, in Australia.

The committee, consisting of experts in virology, epidemiology, and public health, provides guidance on the use of flu vaccines, including the composition of seasonal flu vaccines, ensuring the Flu Vaccine for the upcoming flu season is a good match for the strains of influenza virus circulating in the population, providing maximum protection to individuals, including employees in the workplace.


A Word from the Experts

Aitor Aspiazu, the lead Immunisation Nurse Consultant and founder of Corporate Care, with over 20 years of experience in healthcare, had this to say:

"With two decades in healthcare, I'm excited about the 2024 Flu Vaccine. It's designed to tackle four key flu strains, offering your team robust protection. At Corporate Care, we're always at the forefront of scientific advancements to keep your workplace healthy."

Corporate Care, backed by Aitor's extensive expertise, has over a decade of experience running workplace flu vaccinations. Our approach is grounded in evidence-based practices. We stay abreast of the latest scientific advancements to ensure our flu prevention programs are as effective as possible for our customers.


Ready to Take the Next Step?

Corporate Care is now open for bookings for onsite flu clinics and vouchers. We provide a convenient and effective way for businesses to promote the health and well-being of their employees.

Don't wait until flu season is in full swing. Book your workplace flu vaccinations today and give your employees the protection they deserve.

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Had a great experience getting a flu shot from a Corporate Care nurse. Friendly and caring. And best of all, didn’t feel a thing. Whilst dealing with a queue of staff, she seamlessly helped someone...
Phil Turnbull
We get Corporate Care to do an on-site flu clinic at our factory every year, and have done since 2018. Although, every nurse they have sent us has been amazing, this year we had Ursula as...
David Giles
Great service- fast, friendly, & efficient. & I even got a lollipop after the shot for being brave, LOL! Staff attended our workplace to take care of all the people who used the online booking...
Deb Sharp

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