2016 Flu Vaccinations – Important Information

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There are several changes to the upcoming flu vaccination season which we can assist you with when offering vaccinations to your staff. Traditionally there has been a trivalent influenza vaccine available for use by employers, the government and doctors, however, in 2016 there will be the additional option of a quadrivalent influenza vaccine.

What is the difference between the two vaccines?

The quadrivalent vaccine offers protection against the four most common circulating influenza virus strains, and, the trivalent vaccine offers protection against three strains – two strains of influenza A, which usually leads to more cases of the flu and one of influenza B, which is less common but also circulates in the community. The quadrivalent vaccine will include protection against a second strain of influenza B.

Most employers understand the need to offer the vaccination to staff to reduce absenteeism which can triple in winter as a result of influenza and colds. The obvious choice would seem to be the quadrivalent, however, it comes at a price! The quadrivalent is likely to be $7-$9 more expensive per vaccine and at this stage estimates are that it will arrive later in the season than its counterpart, the trivalent, which should be available in March.

As an employer you will have the choice of what vaccine to offer staff. Early indications from employers are that many will offer the trivalent vaccine as it contains two new strains from the 2015 vaccine and historically this vaccine has matched the majority of circulating viruses in Australia. The trivalent is Australian made and will also be more cost effective and is likely to be available earlier to offer protection for longer. In fact, last year, the trivalent vaccine used by Nabenet Health was available 8 weeks ahead of foreign made quadrivalent vaccine.

TO BOOK OR MAKE AN ENQUIRY FOR THE 2016 FLU SEASON PLEASE CONTACT BELINDA JOHNSON phone: 9981 9888 or belindajohnson@nabenet.com.au

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Nabenet congratulates the 2015 WorkSafe award winners

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The entire Nabenet team would like to congratulate the following 2015 WorkSafe award winners who were nominated by Nabenet as an acknowledgement of the outstanding work they are doing to improve health and safety and achieve better RTW outcomes.

City of Yarra – Employer excellence in return to work

Paula King LC Dysons – Return to work coordinator excellence

The award winners were announced at the WorkSafe awards presentation held during WorkSafe’s Health and Safety Week on Wednesday October 28 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

To find out more about these WorkSafe award winners and what they have achieved click here or to register for the 2016 WorkSafe awards click here.

To speak to Nabenet about how you can improve your RTW outcomes please contact Vanessa Cariss vanessacariss@nabenet.com.au

WorkSafe Health & Safety Week

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Learn the latest in workplace safety (OH&S) and return to work at the WorkSafe Health and Safety week to be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from Monday 26th October to Wednesday 28th October 2015.

For more information click here or go to WorkSafes website www.worksafe.vic.gov.au

Winner “RTW Innovation Award”

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Congratulations to our Senior Rehabilitation Consultant, Jacqui Main from Nabenet. On Friday 7th August 2015, Jacqui received the Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association award for Innovation in Return to Work.

The award recognized Jacqui’s achievement in assisting a Victorian employer to reduce their claims and make their organization a safer place.

We would like to congratulate Jacqui on her outstanding contribution to the occupational rehabilitation industry.

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WorkSafe have released star rating results for Victorian Occupational Rehabilitation Providers.

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Nabenet has been awarded the highest possible star rating for our original employer return to work services, a 3 star rating, and demonstrates that our results are currently 10% above the scheme median.

We would like to acknowledge the outstanding effort from our Nabenet consultants and their leaders who work very hard to achieve these return to work outcomes for injured workers and employers.

To find out how to have Nabenet assist with the best possible outcomes on your claims please call Vanessa Cariss on (03) 9981 9888 or vanessacariss@nabenet.com.au

 

Congratulations ARPA Finalists Announced

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Nabenet would like to congratulate the following staff who have been announced as finalists in the Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association Awards.

Sarah Kelly – Outstanding Return To Work Achievement Award (Physical Claim)

Amanda Harper – Outstanding Consultant Award (New Employer)

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Winners will be announced at the 2015 ARPA Awards night to be held at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in August.

Fundraising for the Cancer Council

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Well done to our fantastic Nabenet team for getting behind and raising money for the Cancer Council at today’s “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea”.

It is a fantastic cause to support the Cancer Council in developing further research and intervention programs to support those affected by cancer.

http://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/

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Well done team!

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