Staff Wellbeing Program

Health Services

 

Free comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Checks are available at the Clinic until end of June.  Call the clinic on 1300 172 996.

 

Important: Influenza (flu) Vaccination for all UniSA Staff 2021

Protect yourself and your community this flu season

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our highest priority. This year, it is particularly important to consider getting a flu vaccination to support your health and wellbeing.  In conjunction with the UniSA Health Medical Clinic and Bupa, the University's Wellbeing program is providing all staff (including casual staff) the opportunity to book a free four (4) strain influenza (flu) vaccination.

Influenza disease can be very serious leading to complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), neurological conditions and other bacterial infections.  Having your annual flu vaccination supports your wellbeing and protects our community. 

Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended every year for any person 6 months of age and over to reduce the likelihood of contracting the flu.  As the strains of flu virus can change from year to year, receiving a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against current flu virus strains.  The best time to vaccinate is in the autumn and it usually takes up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide protection, so we are encouraging all staff to consider booking an appointment as soon as possible.  All staff will be provided with a flu vaccination certificate.

The flu clinics have now finished on campus but if you would still like to get your flu shot, please call the clinic on  1300 172 996 .  If you are feeling unwell, have recently travelled overseas or had contact with a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19.  If you’re concerned or in a vulnerable group, please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic.  

On the day of your flu shot appointment, please assist us by wearing clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm and bring along your:

  •  Staff ID card; and
  • Medicare card or Overseas health care card.

For our staff in Mt Gambier and Whyalla, you will receive the booking link by the end of March to book your appointment at your local chemist.  For more information, please contact Tracey Granger in Whyalla on 8302 6084 or email tracey.granger@unisa.edu.au and Jan Discianni in Mt Gambier on 8302 8901 or email jan.discianni@unisa.edu.au.

Over 65’s government vaccines will not be available at Staff Flu Clinics - you will need to book your free flu vaccination appointment with your regular GP or the UniSA Health Medical Clinic.

Flu Vaccination Resources

The following resources provide information on the flu vaccination and how to help protect yourself from the cold and flu:

When can I get the free COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available from the UniSA Medical Clinic City West. To check your eligibility visit the Australian Government Department of Health website or call the COVID Vaccine info line on 1800 020 080.  

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine at the same time? 

SA Health advises that the recommended minimum interval between a dose of seasonal flu vaccine and a dose of either of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca) is 14 days either side of the flu vaccine.  For more information on getting vaccinated for COVID-19, visit the SA Health website.

For further assistance, please email Lindsay Sportmann, Wellbeing Consultant in the Safety and Wellbeing team at hsim.safetywellbeing@unisa.edu.au.