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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…

If children need Influenza protection, then why not Childcare Workers?

Kids deserving- why not the staff? Last week the Queensland State Government announced an initiative set to reduce child hospital admissions. Childcare is often at the coalface of childhood illnesses, but is this initiative where the buck should stop in Childcare Centres? Article from the Gold Coast Bulletin: AFTER a horror flu season, the Palaszczuk…

Are you sick of sick leave? Need a booster?

Have you smashed your sick leave already for this year?? Need a booster?? Coming to the back end of flu season for 2017 (which was pretty horrible on all accounts) it’s home stretch time. All fingers are crossed that nothing jams in the way of finishing the end of year targets. So it’s heads down, bum…

So why VirtueVax for my company??

As another large flu season winds down the media is shedding light on the cost to our economy. As a GP when most people enter my consult room ‘sick’ my pen signs more medical certificates than antibiotic scripts because time and rest are the best fix of all. If you’re an employer, boss or even manager,…