Free Flu Vacinations for Helpers

Corporate Announcement
Free Flu Vacinations for Helpers

The Commonwealth Department of Health reports, this year, it’s even more important to get the influenza vaccine as we are more vulnerable to influenza. This is due to lower recent exposure to the virus and lower uptake of influenza vaccines in 2021. With international borders reopening, it’s likely we will see more influenza in 2022.

Five Good Friends through its partnership with Sigma Healthcare is making free influenza vaccination available to Helpers and Staff. Recently, we sent you an email with a link to your voucher code. If you didn't receive your voucher email, please contact the Five Good Friends Helper Support Services on 1300 787 581.

Now, it is more important than ever to protect yourself.

Why get immunised against influenza?

Influenza (flu) is a potentially life-threatening illness. It is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious diseases caused by influenza.

By getting vaccinated against influenza, you can also help protect other people, especially people who are too sick or too young to be vaccinated. The more vaccinated people in your community, the less likely the disease will spread.

People who are more likely to contact a person in the ‘at-risk’ category are strongly encouraged to have an annual flu vaccination to reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Emergency services workers
  • Workers in aged care and childcare facilities
  • Anyone who lives or works with ‘at risk’ people.

How do I book an appointment?

In the flu vaccination email we sent you was a unique flu vaccination voucher code entitling you to one flu vaccination from a participating Sigma Healthcare pharmacy.

To book and see participating pharmacies, go to Sigma Healthcare.

Use your voucher to book your appointment time - and remember to take your voucher code to your appointment.

Sigma Healthcare is pleased to offer flexible times across their nationwide pharmacy network to be vaccinated where and when convenient for you.

The vaccinations will be available from now until 30th July 2021.

How else are Five Good Friends looking after Helpers during the pandemic?

Since the pandemic began in February 2020, we have remained committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our Members, Helpers and staff.

This commitment has not changed. For more information about how we are supporting you during the COVID pandemic, please visit our latest updates here.

Once again, thank you for being a Helper on the Five Good Friends platform. You are providing an essential service to the community at a significant time. Your kind and generous help make a real difference to your Members’ lives and their families.

If you have any questions about the flu vaccination, please contact the Five Good Friends Support Services on 1300 787 581 or email helper@fivegoodfriends.com.au