15.04.20

Flu Vaccination Financial Assistance Program

15th April 2020

                             Flu Vaccination Financial Assistance Program

Great news! The Hearth Support Services “Flu Vaccination Financial Assistance Program” is on again for all Hearth Support Services staff. 

We have been advised that It’s a good time for you to get your 2020 flu shot! Hearth is offering all staff the opportunity to have their flu shot financially subsidised. If you go to Chemist warehouse, it’s a full subsidy. If you go elsewhere, it’s a subsidy up to $14.99.

How do you organise your flu shot and get reimbursed?

Option 1 – Using Chemist Warehouse Hearths provider of choice:

  1. Make a booking with Chemist Warehouse clicking here
  2. Pay for your booking online with your credit/debit card
  3. Bring your Medicare card with you to your appointment
  4. Following your appointment please email the reimbursement request as well as the Statement of Vaccination to accounts@hearthaustralia.com.au
    1. Request must include name (as per payslip) and image of receipt
    2. Receipt must be a tax invoice from Chemist Warehouse (showing ABN), which includes narration of service provided and amount paid
  5. Reimbursement will be made within 14 days of receiving your email

Option 2 – Your provider of choice

  1. Make an appointment with your provider of choice and follow the instructions they provide.
  2. Following your appointment please email the reimbursement request as well as the Statement of Vaccination to accounts@hearthaustralia.com.au
    1. Request must include name (as per payslip) and image of receipt
    2. Receipt must be a tax invoice from your provider which includes ABN, narration of service provided and amount paid
    3. Please note that you will only be reimbursed up to $14.99
  3. Reimbursement will be made within 14 days of receiving your email

Please do not hesitate to contact your Relationship Manager should you have any questions.

Why have a flu vaccination?

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by the flu. By getting vaccinated against the flu, you can also help protect other people, our participants and people who are too sick or too young to be vaccinated. The more people who are vaccinated in our community, the less likely the disease will spread.  Vaccination against the flu also reduces the risk of more serious outcomes, like hospitalisations.

 Everyone has a role to play when it comes to preventing the spread of flu and other diseases. You can be a role model for your friends, family, colleagues and our participants.

Please keep in mind that practicing good hygiene/infection control is very important in addition to a flu shot

  • If you don’t have a tissue handy and you feel a sneeze or cough coming on, cough into your elbow. It’s a part of your body less likely to touch other surfaces and will help stop the spread of germs.
  • If you do use a tissue, make sure you dispose of it into a bin nearby and then wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Washing your hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food or undertaking personal care and at regular intervals throughout the day is a quick and easy way to help stop the spread of any germs.

Thank you for your continued support and stay safe and well.

Kind regards

Justin Scanlon