On 28 January 1919, a little over 100 years ago, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the first cases of Spanish flu in Australia. More than 40 per cent of Australians fell ill and 15,000 died. More than 50 million died worldwide.
The Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee has organised for members to receive the 2019 Quadrivalent influenza vaccine on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in the Common Room. Information about the vaccine is available here and here. A consent form, which must be completed and presented on the day, is available here.
The cost to members will be $22 (inc. GST).
In addition, members can take the opportunity to have a 10-minute executive health check (cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure) - performed by a registered nurse, for an additional $27.50 (inc. GST).
Flu vaccinations and instant health checks are initiatives of the Wellbeing Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association.