Flu Vac time again!

Did you know that you are 60% less likely to get flu if you’re vaccinated? Join millions worldwide and get your flu vaccination.

BONUS
This year you can have your Health Screening Assessment done on the same day!

 
Last year a whopping 1 174 Nedgroup Medical Aid Scheme members from across the country flocked to our Flu Vaccination campaign venues to ensure that their winter would be flu-free… let’s see if we can get even more members covered in 2019!

Influenza is not as harmless as you think. It can be fatal – especially for older people, children, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases. Get your flu shot this year and give the flu a miss… it won’t cost you extra, as it is covered from your Health Screening Benefits.

You are welcome to get your Wellness Benefit flu shot elsewhere if it suits you better, but why not rather use the opportunity of the Scheme’s 2019 Flu Vaccination Campaign at Nedbank’s campus sites?

How to get your flu shot

  • Please see the schedule below to check when the nursing sisters will visit your area.
  • Visit the sisters between 09h00 and 15h00 to have your flu shot administered (and have your health screening assessment done, if you want to do so).
  • Remember to bring along your membership card/ID number to make sure the vaccine is covered by the Scheme.
  • • You can also obtain your flu vaccination from your local pharmacy, where the vaccination will be covered up to R65.
EASTERN CAPE
19 March Ground Floor Nedbank Building, Cedar Square, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London
26 March Shop 15, Savoy Shopping Complex, Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
28 March 270 Cape Road, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth
11 April Elizabeth Place ,14-20 Pickering Street, Port Elizabeth
KWAZULU-NATAL
19-20 March Park Square, Umhlanga Campus, Cnr Centenary Boulevard &
Park Avenue, Umhlanga (Nedbank contact centre)
27 March Park Square, Umhlanga Campus, Cnr Centenary Boulevard &
Park Avenue, Umhlanga
3 April Seaglen Dunes Resort, 1 Stopple Place, Munster, South Coast
25-26 April 90 Bram Fischer Road, Durban
3 May Nedbank Building Pietermaritzburg Mini Campus, 460 Town Bush at Cascades Montrose
GAUTENG
2-3 April 16 Constantia Boulevard, Roodepoort
4-5 April Ground Floor Atrium, Cnr Aramist and Constellation Street, Waterkloof Glen EXT 2, Menlyn, Pretoria
9-10 April Atrium 1, Nedbank, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Phase I
11-12 April Atrium 2, Nedbank, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Phase II
16-17 April Newtown Junction Mall, Indaba Room, 100 Carr Street, Newtown, Johannesburg
23 April Meadowdale Campus, Cnr Hermann St & Corobrick Rd, Edenvale
24 April 105 West Street, Sandown, Sandton
7 May 24 Achter Rd, Sunninghill
FREE STATE
7 May Cnr 2nd Avenue and Henry Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein
WESTERN CAPE
7, 9 & 10 May Clocktower Precinct, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
14 May Cnr Breda & Bergriver Boulevard South, Paarl
15 May Plattekloof Office Park, Bloulelie Street, Plattekloof
16 May Adam Tas Road, Stellenbosch
21 May Cnr Hibernia & York St, York Mall, George
LIMPOPO
17 May Mini Campus, Cnr Munnik Avenue and Broadlands Estate Entrance, Polokwane
NORTH WEST
21 May 6 Korokoro Street, Rustenburg
MPUMALANGA
23 May Cnr Samora Machel and Madiba Drive, Crossing Mall, Nelspruit
NORTHERN CAPE
23 May Kimberley Campus, Memorial Road, Kimberley

 

Should you have the flu vaccine?

As there are all kinds of myths surrounding the flu shot, we share some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you decide whether a flu vaccine is for you.

MYTH TRUTH
“The flu shot is only for people who get sick easily.” The annual flu vaccine is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick and from spreading the flu to others.
“Flu is not that serious; if you get it, you can enjoy a few days in bed.” The flu shot saves lives and keeps people out of the hospital — because the flu can be deadly.
“A flu shot can give you the flu, because they inject you with the flu virus.” You will NOT get the flu from a flu vaccine, but you may feel crummy or feverish after the shot, which is a sign of your immune system revving up to make antibodies.
“Pregnant women should not get a flu shot.” It is safe for pregnant women to get the flu vaccine, and it can also protect the baby from getting the flu after birth.
“If you have already been immunised against flu, you don’t need a shot again.” We need a new flu vaccine every year because the flu shot doesn’t give us lasting immunity, and the virus mutates frequently.
“The flu shot doesn’t work, because you still get the flu even after having a flu shot.” There are typically two reasons why you would get the flu even after you get the vaccine. The first is that the prevailing strains don’t exactly match the ones in the vaccine, and the second is that you were exposed to the virus right before you got the vaccine.
“The flu shot has dangerous side effects and should therefore be avoided.” Compared to the known benefits of the flu vaccine, serious side effects are rare enough that they shouldn’t deter any healthy person from getting the flu vaccine.

 
Read more: www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm