Protection against the seasonal flu

Implenia reimburses the cost of annual flu vaccination

Implenia reimburses all employees in Switzerland for the cost of their annual flu vaccination. Have yourself vaccinated against the seasonal flu from mid-October to December* and thus protect yourself and the people around you. The flu vaccination is recommended to all persons with an increased risk of complications in the event of a flu illness and their close contacts in private and professional life.

How to get the money back

Simply scan the receipt or invoice and send it to hr*Den Text zwischen den * loeschen, dies ist ein Spamschutz*

The costs will be reimbursed to you by way of expenses. We recommend to make an appointment as early as possible with your doctor or pharmacy.

You may find pharmacies that carry out the vaccination at your preferred location
For further information on flu vaccination, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or 

  • What are the symptoms of the flu (influenza)?
    The flu is often confused with a cold. It can also be confused with a COVID-19 disease. Typical for a flu are:
    • Fever above 38°C 
    • Cough (dry at the beginning)
    • Headache, tiredness, dizziness
    • Muscle and joint pain

The symptoms often appear suddenly and abruptly with severe mailaise and chills, occasionally with rhinitis, sore throat and difficulty swallowing.

  • Differences to colds
    Like COVID-19, the flue (influenza) can cause sometimes severe, sometimes life-threatening complications. A cold, on the other hand, does so only in exceptional cases.
  • Differences to COVID-19
    The coronavirus of the current COVID 19 pandemic is still completely new for the immune system of many people. As a result, the number of people who can become seriously ill with COVID-19 is significantly higher than the number of people with flu complications during a normal flu season. With a vaccination you can protect yourself against a flu illness in winter. The flu vaccination offers protection only against the "real" flu (influenza), but not against COVID-19 and all the cold diseases that occur during the winter.. 

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, we recommend all employees who have cold symptoms to stay at home and discuss the further procedure with their doctor and, if necessary, have a test. Please also report your absence to your supervisor.

What to do in the event of symptoms and possible infection? The FOPH (BAG) recommends to act described here.

All the information in this news are summarized on a printable A3 poster. 

*Note: This offer is valid for Switzerland. Due to the current pandemic (COVID-19), more vaccine doses will be available in 2020 than in previous years to cover the expected increased demand. However, some of the doses will only reach Switzerland towards the end of the year (probably between the end of November and the beginning of December). Patience is therefore needed in 2020! The flu epidemic in Switzerland does not usually start before the end of December, usually in January. Even with a flu vaccination in December, there is still enough time for the body's own immune system to build up protection.