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Germ defence! Colds and flu 

A toolkit for giving employees and members better strategies for fighting simple infections like the cold and flu as well as those more serious

There has been no larger story in the news than COVID-19. the common cold and flu remains a huge problem for society with a round 1.5 million work days lost to colds and flu in Australia each year.

There's an even bigger reason to raise awareness about colds and flu: now more than ever, people are worried when they get any symptoms at all. Is it a cold, the flu or something more serious? For uncertain times, MetLife developed the Germ defence! campaign.

In the current environment of uncertainty, it will give your employees practical, proven advice for avoiding any type of virus, whether it's the flu or something else.

Campaign Objectives

  • Raise awareness of the importance of preventing colds and the flu
  • Show employees how to take the most effective measures to avoid catching colds or coming down with a flu, or to recover faster if infected.
  • Encourage employees to adopt better workplace habits to limit the spread of germs

What's in the Toolkit?

  • Campaign objectives
  • Suggested timeline
  • Marketing materials (articles, email campaign, flyers, etc.)


A workplace priority is helping employees stay healthy during the cold and flu season.

Download the toolkit down and help your people get the best start on their health journey.