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Flu vaccination

Gesundheitszentren / 12. Oktober - Dezember 2020

Wir haben einen grossen Teil unseres Kontingents bereits aufgebraucht. Momentan können sich nur noch Mitarbeitende von berechtigten Firmen impfen lassen, sie sind untenstehend aufgelistet. Wir erhalten Anfang/Mitte Dezember die nächste Lieferung. Sobald das Lieferdatum bekannt ist, werden wir auf der Homepage wieder entsprechend informieren.

Berechtigte Firmen sind:

  • ABB
  • Powergrids Hitachi
  • GE
  • Axpo
  • Avectris
  • Holcim
  • Bombardier
  • Consenec
  • ABB Technikerschule
  • Avadis Vorsorge
  • Libs (alle Mitarbeitenden exkl. Lehrlinge)
  • Etavis
  • Liebherr Export AG
  • Private Care
  • Regionalwerke Baden
  • Regionale Verkehrsbetriebe Baden-Wettingen (RVBW) AG

Health centres / 12 October - December 2020

In order to avoid waiting times at the Baden Health Center, we recommend that you book an appointment using the link below.
Registration

Baden
8.00 - 12.00 / 13.00 - 17.00 h
Registration recommended

Birr
6.00 - 16.00 h
without registration

Oerlikon
7.30 - 12.00 / 12.30 - 16.30 h
without registration

Turgi
7.30 - 12.00 / 12.30 - 16.30 h
without registration

Please fill out the form on the day of vaccination and bring it with you.
Questionnaire (pdf)

Information about the flu

The flu (influenza) is an acute infectious disease that has been known for centuries. It involves the infection of the respiratory tract by the influenza-A- and influenza-B viruses. Symptoms include a sudden high fever, muscle, neck and head ache and a sore throat. The intensity and severity of the flu epidemic may vary from year to year.

The flu can affect everyone. But the consequences of the disease are not equally severe for everyone. Young healthy adults generally recover well. The consequences can be more serious for infants, premature babies up to two years of age, people over 65, pregnant women and people suffering from certain chronic diseases or an immune deficiency. 

An influenza illness sometimes causes complications, whether caused by the influenza virus itself or by a secondary bacterial infection. Examples are inflammation of the middle ear, pneumonia or heart muscle inflammation.

In Switzerland, seasonal influenza is responsible on average for around 111,000 to 331,000 consultations with doctors, several thousand hospitalizations and several hundred deaths every year. Of the latter, 90 percent are in the over-65 age group.

The difference to colds:

Like coronavirus infection, influenza can cause sometimes severe, sometimes life-threatening complications. A cold, on the other hand, only does so in exceptional cases.

Differences to a Covid-19 disease:

The coronavirus of the current Covid-19 pandemic is still completely new for the immune system of many people. For this reason, the number of people who can become seriously ill with Covid-19 is significantly higher than the number of people with flu complications during a normal flu season.

The most effective prevention against influenza is vaccination!

Do the flu vaccination check: impfengegengrippe.ch/de-ch/impfung/impfcheck.html

What does the vaccine consist of?

The influenza vaccine consists of fragments of influenza viruses from three or four different influenza virus strains. As the influenza viruses change, the vaccine will be adapted for autumn in accordance with the latest WHO recommendations.

The vaccines contain inactivated virus components of the type A viruses H1N1 and H3N2 and type B, water, additives for preservation and stabilization as well as small residual traces of chicken egg proteins or aminoglycoside antibiotics. As a rule, seasonal influenza vaccines are traditionally produced using hen's egg culture, they are inactivated, i.e. they cannot cause influenza themselves. The influenza vaccines approved in Switzerland do not contain mercury and aluminium compounds.

Fluarix® Tetra or Vaxigrip® Tetra

A/ Guangdong-Maonan/SWL1536/2019 (H1N1)pdm09
A/ Hong Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2)
B/ Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)
B/ Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)

When should I be vaccinated?

In order to give your immune system enough time to build up sufficient defenses, the vaccination should be administered before the beginning of the flu epidemic (flu wave). The flu vaccination period lasts from mid-October until the beginning of the flu epidemic. In Switzerland, the flu epidemic usually does not start before the end of December, usually in January. Even with a flu vaccination in December, there is still enough time for the body's own immune system to build up protection.

You can find more information about the flu (vaccination) under:

impfengegengrippe.ch/de-ch/

bag.admin.ch/influenza

Source. Federal Office of Public Health, 2020

Vaccination at your company site

This year, we will again carry out a flu vaccination campaign at the desired company sites, but no additional vaccine is available for October and November 2020. Orders are possible again for December.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at gesundheitskampagne@arbeitsmedizin.ch or by cell phone 079 711 72 97. 

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