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2019 Wrap Up: Flu Summary & Thanks

Breaking in the new year as we start to re-enter work routines and new year’s health resolutions, it’s a chance to reflect upon 2019 and how influenza played its part in our wellness (or not). Thank you! A timely thank you to our loyal clients who have rolled up their sleeves in the name of…

How is the flu shot made?

  It’s been an unseasonally ‘flu-ish’ year with Freddy Flu making his mark well through the Summer months. With no respite, we have another flu season on the horizon and some may be interested to learn about what goes into making the flu shot each year, and is it different each year? Do we really…

Is the flu shot even effective?

Aside from the usual controversy around vaccinations in general, some pro-vaccinators still wonder about the effectiveness of the flu shot itself. Does it really work? And how well does it work? Fueling this concern has been the results of a recent meta-review in Cochrane Library (aka a report that took a large amount of similar…

Are your children’s childcare staff part of the herd or not?

Parents often make every effort to keep up the best preventative health measures with their children through vaccination, but sometimes all this can still be in vain if the holistic concept of herd immunity is not upheld in their child’s little world. What is more concerning is when the child’s little world involves very important…

Hot Flashes & Fevers: Mild Season is Warming Up

Consider this your laypersons breakdown on the current Flu Season Stats: Hot to Press 2018. The Brisbane Ekka Show has happened and we are now in the midst of peak Flu season. Large crowds, in Winter particularly, are always a cesspit of viral interaction. It’s like a virus conference (only they get free entry!) where…

The flu shot doesn’t work

OXYMORON right? Of course you’ll never know if it worked! -That’s the point!! A stellar flu shot gets you through winter without being unwell with the flu. Would you have got sick anyway without the shot? What’s so bad about the flu anyway? Last year over 1100 Australians died from the Flu. Imagine the outrage…

A spoonful of sugar about the flu

Mary Poppins makes it sound so simple. “Just take this and everything will be alright.” How it would be lovely to be so trusting nowadays?! Alas, the age is upon us of home googling and self-truth-seeking. But, if you’re up for something simple (& you trust me), then read on to learn a few funky…

Does the flu shot work at work?

Not another virus! “Shoo flu!!” As a Boss or Director how often have you had the heart sink moment when you learn of an employee’s absence? Your deadlines evaporate and monday to-do lists shrivel to being redundant as you realise your immediate agenda is scrambling to accommodate the upset workflow. Putting out email spot fires, calling in…

The 100% good enough truth about vaccine failure.

“But…But!”…. “I have my reasons” (insert – “my truth”). *** “But the one time I had the flu shot I got sick from it”. “But even when I had the flu shot I got THE FLU from it. -Even my Doctor confirmed it positive”. “But I hardly ever get sick, and have never had the…