So what benefit can we at Your Health NZ provide your business, organisation or school?

“Your health in our hands”


By vaccinating your staff onsite, we can assure you;
  • a decrease in both staff absenteeism and presenteeism
  • a decrease in both impact and/or cost of staff sickness on production, output and services provided
  • Less hassle and admin time in terms of reimbursing individuals that choose to have the vaccine at their GP
  • Less uncertainty eg. Staff vaccinated onsite are accounted for whereas those with vouchers may or may not choose to redeem their voucher.
  • Staff feel valued which has an impact on their feelings of wellbeing
  • Invest in your staff, reduce downtime and disruption
    • As nurses we are able to come to your workplace and provide flu vaccines for your staff. Think of it as an investment in your staff, almost similar to an insurance policy!
    • By having the team from Your Health NZ come to your workplace and vaccinate your staff, you will save valuable time, keep your workforce healthy, maintain production, output and/or service rates.
    • When you invest in your staff, it makes them feel valued, and as a wise woman (Sybil Stershic) once said “the way your employees feels is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”
    • Having a flu vaccine reduces the impact of absenteeism on your business by up to 45% therefore saving you money (in terms of paid sick leave, and in some cases having to pay relief or temp staff wages, in addition to loss of production through absence)
  • Are some Occupational Groups at higher risk than others?"Certain occupations result in an increased risk of contracting some vaccine-preventable diseases. Some infected workers, particularly health care workers and those working in early childhood education services, may transmit infections such as influenza, rubella, measles, mumps, varicella and pertussis to susceptible contacts, with the potential for serious outcomes. Where workers are at significant occupational risk of acquiring a vaccine-preventable disease, the employer should implement a comprehensive occupational immunisation programme, including immunisation policies, staff immunisation records, information about the relevant vaccine-preventable diseases and the management of vaccine refusal. Employers should take all reasonable steps to encourage susceptible workers to be immunised".
    Ministry of Health. 2018. Immunisation Handbook 2017 (2nd edn). Wellington: Ministry of Health
  • Flu vaccinations are recommended annually for the following groups
    • Health care workers
    • Individuals who work with children
    • Police & Emergency workers
    • Armed Forces Personnel
    • Staff & clients of Correctional facilities
    • Staff of immigration / refugee centres
    • Laboratory staff
    • Individuals that work with animals
    • Those living in hostels, boarding houses & university halls of residence
  • Does the benefit outweigh the cost?In a study of unvaccinated participants, influenza-like illnesses accounted for 45% of all days of illness during the influenza season and 39% of all illness-related work days lost. Healthy, immunised working adults experience significantly fewer days off work and have fewer doctor visits. Research has shown that employees that have been vaccinated have had up to 44% fewer doctor visits and up to 45% fewer lost workdays.
    Greenbaum, E., Meinhert, E., (2010) Vaccinating against the Flu: A business Case. Center for Prevention and Health Services. Retrieved from www.businessgrouphealth.org

    “Influenza A and B viruses can cause acute respiratory tract infections and result in annual epidemics associated with high economic burden, increased hospitalization and up to 500 000 deaths worldwide (WHO, 2016 ). Estimates from a study in the United States placed annual direct medical costs for influenza epidemics at an average of $10.5 billion, lost earnings at an average of $16.3 billion, and total economic burden at an average of $87.1 billion (Molinari et al ., 2007 ). Vaccination represents the most cost-efficient tool to prevent and control influenza infections by reducing viral transmission and limiting the severity of infection.”
    Riese, P., Guzman, C.A., (2017) Microbial Biotechnology. 10(5): 1036-1040 DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.12835

    “A US study used a decision analytic model to compare different models of delivery for clinics for seasonal influenza vaccine in small to medium companies of 50 – 250 employees. This showed that on-site influenza vaccination clinics were generally cost-saving, based on less lost productivity, and those offering choice over incentive were slightly less costly. Incremental costs were generally lower in larger firms, where the flu was more contagious in the environment and the vaccine more effective.”
    Immunisation Advisory Centre. 2013. ​2012 Antigen Review for the New Zealand National Immunisation Schedule: Influenza​ . Auckland. Ministry of Health

    Like in school, if one member of your staff gets the flu you know that others will follow. We all know the disruption that a flu outbreak causes in the workplace. By using our services and offering your staff free or subsidised injections you are investing in the productivity of your business.
 

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