Prevention and Protection – two key actions

May 19, 2020 12:03 am

2019 and 2017 were some of the worst flu seasons being linked to our lengthy summer activity periods, and now we are also facing a disease that mimics the respiratory symptoms of influenza.

With the recent pandemic we are all well aware of what can happen and what needs to happen upon infection control. In order to protect more people, especially those over 65, it is highly recommended to get a flu shot.

Prevention and protection are the two key actions we can do to stop influenza. Annual vaccinations are the single most effective measure to prevent influenza.

Sarah Wade, McLean Care General Manager Residential Services said, “catching this type of virus is of grave concern for older people who are more susceptible in contracting influenza.
Influenza is spread easily, mainly through coughing and sneezing. People with influenza can be infectious to others for the 24 hours before any symptoms start, and we are asking the community to abstain from visiting our care facility.

With COVID-19 pandemic having a huge impact on our residents and facilities the last thing we all need right now is restricting more visitor access should we have an outbreak of Influenza. If you are showing any flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has you should be prudent when considering visiting any elderly relatives in their own home. Catching this type of virus is of grave concern for older people,” continued Ms. Wade.

For interviews or more details please contact:

Sarah Wade – General Manager Residential Services
McLean Care® Ltd P: 02 6721 7300  67 Killean Street, Inverell, NSW, 2360