Flu vaccination

Flu vaccination

The most effective prevention against the flu is the vaccine!


Appropriate vaccination timing:

Mid-October to end of November.

Locations:

The procedure will take place in the ifa health centres Baden, Birr, Oerlikon and Turgi.

Vaccination at your company site:

We will also carry out flu vaccination campaigns at requested company sites.

Duration of the vaccine protection:

The protection against the flu lasts for one season at a time and should therefore be renewed on a yearly basis.

 

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.

Hospitalisation is often necessary in cases of serious complications such as pneumonia. Consequently, the flu is not a harmless disease. It is responsible for between 1000 and 5000 hospitalisations and up
to 1500 deaths per year in Switzerland, especially in the elderly population.

A vaccination can prevent the disease in 70-90 percent of healthy adults. Costly hospitalisations
and illness-induced absences can thereby be reduced.

People that have become infected with the flu can pass on the virus to others even if they don’t feel unwell or have not yet displayed any symptoms.

The flu virus is easily transmitted by direct physical contact (coughing or handshakes) or by indirect contact (door handles). The transmission of the virus to other people is restricted by the vaccination.

The flu vaccine does not offer protection from harmless, common colds or flu viruses that are not contained in the vaccine.


The new dates will follow in due course. Then you can visit the following ifa locations without prior notice:

  • Baden:
    08.00 to 17.00
  • Birr:
    06.00 to 16.00
  • Oerlikon:
    07.30 to 12.00
    12.30 to 16.30
  • Turgi:
    07.30 to 12.00
    12.30 to 16.30


If you have any questions, contact us anytime at: grippe@arbeitsmedizin.ch

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