Influenza immunisation campaign

Flu is highly contagious. Some people are at risk of serious complications if they get flu.

WA Health’s influenza immunisation campaign targets those most at risk of becoming seriously ill from flu infection and who are eligible for a free flu vaccination.

Support this year's influenza campaign. Download the campaign materials below and help us reach those most at risk.

Research shows that patients who are recommended the flu vaccine by their healthcare provider are three times more likely to get vaccinated, so don’t put your patients at risk, recommend flu vaccination today.

Key messages
  • Annual immunisation is the most safe and effective way to minimise your exposure to flu and the risk of transmitting it to family, friends, patients and colleagues.
  • If you are a person at high risk, or a parent of a child aged over 6 months and less than 5 years, talk with your doctor or immunisation provider about getting a free flu vaccine.
  • The best time to get the flu vaccine is in late May or early June to ensure optimal protection during Perth’s peak flu season from July to October.
  • Contact your GP or immunisation provider for further information or to book an appointment.
  • Research shows that patients who are recommended the flu vaccine by their healthcare provider are three times more likely to get vaccinated, so don’t put your patients at risk, recommend flu vaccination today.
Target audiences
  • People aged 65 years and over
  • Parents of young children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal individuals aged 6 months and older
  • Individuals aged 6 months and older who have medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, namely:
    • cardiac disease
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation in the preceding year
    • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • haematological disorders
    • impaired immunity
    • renal disease
    • children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.
  • Health care workers and immunisation providers
  • Healthy adults
Timing

WA Health recommends that the best time to get the flu vaccine is in late May or early June to ensure optimal protection during Perth’s peak flu season from July to October. However, it is never to late to get vaccinated.

Paid and unpaid media will run from May to August 2018.

Campaign materials

The posters, digital advertisements, and approved promotional text below are available for display in waiting rooms, visitor centres, staff rooms etc. WA Health urges immunisation providers to support this year's influenza campaign.

Posters

Poster: Health workers
Poster: General community
Poster: Aged care
Aboriginal community (PDF 986KB)
Poster: Aboriginal people

Over 65s (PDF 999KB)
Poster: Over 65's

Children under 5 (PDF 996KB)
Poster: Children under 5

Antenatal immunisation providers
(PDF 929KB)

Poster: Antenatal immunisation Providers
Pregnant women (PDF 1.1MB)

Poster: Pregnant Women

Help stop the spread of flu
(PDF 1.1MB)
Poster: Help stop the spread of flu

You can download and print using the links below or email the Communications Directorate to request hard copies.

Electronic files

Advertisements have been created for use on websites/intranets.

Please download the animated gif's using the links below or email the Communications Directorate if you require electronic materials in a different format.

Healthcare workers MREC (GIF 52.8KB)
GIF: Health care workers mrec
General community MREC (GIF 56.9KB)
GIF: General Community mrec
Healthcare workers leaderboard (GIF 40.2KB)
GIF: Health care workers leaderboard
Generic community leaderboard (GIF 47.2KB)
GIF: Generic community
GIF: Aboriginal community
Over 65s MREC (GIF 53KB)
GIF: over 65s mrec
Aboriginal community leaderboard (GIF 48KB)
Leaderboard GIF: Aboriginal community

Over 65s leaderboard (GIF 50.5KB)
GIF: over 65s
Children under 5 MREC (GIF 54KB)
GIF: children under 5 Mrec
Pregnant women flu vaccine MREC (GIF 58KB)
GIF: Antenatal flu
Children under 5 leaderboard (GIF 44.5KB)

GIF: Children under 5
Pregnant women flu vaccine leaderboard (GIF 39KB)
GIF: Antenatal Leaderboard
Pregnant women flu and whooping cough vaccines MREC (GIF 64.3KB)
GIF: Antenatal flu and whooping cough

Pregnant women flu and whooping cough vaccines leaderboard (GIF 42.1KB)
GIF: Antenatal whooping cough leaderboard

Brochures/fact sheets

Copy

The text below has been approved for use in staff newsletters, emails, intranet sites or notices to encourage WA Health staff to get the influenza vaccine.

The Immunisation, Surveillance and Disease Control (ISDC) program encourages WA Health immunisation providers and communications staff to disseminate this message widely.

Download the message in text format (Word 52KB).

Contact us

The campaign is coordinated by the Immunisation, Surveillance and Disease Control (ISDC) program team in conjunction with the Communications Directorate.

Contact us if you need further information or materials in alternative formats.

Email: communications@health.wa.gov.au

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