The Immunisation Coalition is launching the national INFLUENZA ACTION WEEK 26 – 30 April 2021.
Know the facts, fight the flu
The Influenza Action Week (IAW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination in a pandemic world. The information provided is based on current scientific evidence. The week will commence on Monday, 26th April with various activities for the general public, as well as healthcare professionals. The week will close with a national, free Influenza Vaccination Day on Friday, 30th April 2021.
Information about planned activities, as well as tools and materials for organisations to join the awareness campaign, is available below and will be updated regularly.
The Immunisation Coalition Art Prize aims to highlight and promote contemporary artists and support our mission to bring factual awareness of issues around influenza, vaccination and the burden of infectious disease. Click on the icon, or here to view and download all the information that you need, including the Art Prize Prospectus. Submissions are now open!
START WORKING ON YOUR ENTRY NOW and submit before midnight on 1 April 2021.
Influenza is not simply a “bad cold”, it can result in serious health complications and can lead to hospitalisation and even death.
In a typical year, influenza is responsible for around 18,000 hospital admissions and more fatalities than the national road toll.
Click on the FLU FACTS icon to see 10 facts about influenza.
First year Monash University students, Yannee and Katya, are volunteering their services to the Immunisation Coalition to form the FluSquad. The FluSquad is currently working towards the first national Influenza Action Week in 2021. Find out more about this dynamic pair and their passion for raising awareness about influenza in a radio interview on Radiotherapy (episode 8 November 2020) and an article in the Monash Lens.
Free influenza vaccination clinics will take place at the Melbourne Town Hall, Sydney Lower Town Hall and Perth Town Hall on Friday 30th April 2021. Vaccination will be offered to anyone over the age of 18 years. Due to uncertain COVID restrictions appointment bookings will be required prior to the day. More information will be posted here as it becomes available, including links to appointment booking platforms.
More information to follow