The world’s first routine vaccine programme against malaria

A vaccine for malaria being drawn out of a vial into a syringe.

In 2021 Africa faced a battle against malaria. Accounting for 95% of all reported cases and approximately 96% of related deaths. The devastating impact of this disease is the third leading cause of deaths among young children between one month and 5 years of age. However, a breakthrough world’s first malaria vaccine recently introduced first … Read more

Skin Checks in the workplace

A skin check performed in the workplace by a qualified skin doctor

This summer, it is more important than ever to receive a skin check. Melanoma of the skin incidence rates have increased from 54 cases per 100,000 people in 2000 to an estimated 69 cases per 100,000 people in 2022. Australian Vaccine Services are introducing Skin checks as a new service for workplaces in 2024. Skin … Read more

Expanding Flu Vaccination: Enhancing Health and Economic Well-being in New South Wales

Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient portion of the population is vaccinated, significantly reducing the likelihood of disease transmission.

Current influenza vaccination strategies primarily focus on the most vulnerable populations. While this is crucial, recent studies suggest that a broader approach, including vaccinating young and healthy individuals, could yield significant health and economic benefits. This article delves into the potential impacts of such a strategy in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, highlighting the importance … Read more

Importance of Workplace Vaccinations for 2024

A woman who is sick with the flu, holds a tissue to her face whilst seated with her colleagues at a boardroom table.

With Influenza transmission persisting and prolonging in the community more so in 2023 than in previous years, it is even more important to prepare and prevent infection in high-risk workplaces such as childcare centres, hospitals, residential care facilities and all who deal with people face to face or biological hazards. Workplace outbreaks can significantly disrupt … Read more

Employee Health Checks – The SiSU Health Check Partnership

Team of professionals standing together with a nurse in support of regular and preventative health checks of employees

Heart Disease is Australia’s leading cause of death, 79 Australians die from heart disease every day. Australian Vaccine Services have partnered with SiSU to offer health check stations to businesses to keep track of their employee health. This medical grade device is available to business across Australia. The opportunity to keep track of your employee’s … Read more

The Importance of a Skin Check

2 in 3 Australians will face a skin cancer diagnosis during their lifetime, which makes it important to undertake regular skin checks for early intervention.

It is estimated that more than 18,200 people were diagnosed with melanoma in 2023. The average age at diagnosis is 65 years old. Melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, and it is estimated that one in 17 people will be diagnosed by the time they are 85. Australia has one of … Read more

The Benefits of a Regular Health Check

Employees and Business both benefit from regular health checks.

Regular health checks for employees offer numerous benefits, impacting both the individual and the organisation positively. This article will explore these advantages, covering various aspects such as early detection of illnesses, productivity improvements, and mental health support. One of the primary benefits of regular health checks for employees is the early detection of potential health … Read more

Australia Grapples with Severe Flu Season

A woman, suffering from the effects of the flu, holds a tissue to her nose.

As the Southern Hemisphere winter grips Australia, the nation has faced an alarming peak in influenza cases at the end of June, marking a significant delay of two weeks compared to the previous year. This surge has placed the 2023 flu season among the most severe since 2019, with a staggering 13.5% increase in flu … Read more

New Omicron Variant is one of the Most Infection Diseases Ever Known

Vial labelled Covid-19 Omicron Variant

A new Omicron variant (BA.2), now responsible for 80% of the UK Omicron cases, is at risk of causing a nationwide case surge during Autumn. However, it is confirmed that the vaccines and antiviral medication is just as effective on this new strain as it was on the original strain. It is being advised to … Read more

Scrapping Isolation for COVID-19 Household Contacts

Couple working from home due to being a household close contact for COVID-19

Household contacts of a positive COVID-19 cases may not need to isolate under the new regulations that are being considered by the National Cabinet. The latest information provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on Omicron and any early signs of flu is being used as well as the likelihood of expected hospitalisations … Read more