Protect your employees from the flu virus and safeguard your company’s bottom line by implementing your flu prevention strategy now.
Did you know that each year the flu costs businesses billions of dollars in medical claims for hospitalizations, outpatient visits, and lost productivity? Not only that – the flu can be particularly dangerous for people with existing medical conditions. Thousands of people die each year from flu virus complications.
The good news is that the flu vaccine is a simple and effective tool in fighting the flu. While it’s true that the flu vaccine may not prevent all flu virus strains, it can still decrease the severity of illness and the risk of life threatening complications.
Employers can make it easy for employees to get vaccinated by hosting an onsite flu shot clinic or offering flu shot voucher programs. These programs are a great way to show your employees that you care about their health and that you’re willing to invest resources to ensure that they’re protected from the flu.
According to the CDC, hosting an onsite flu shot clinic for your employees helps you:
Reduce employee absenteeism which can cause more than $500 a day in lost productivity
Reduce time away from the job to go to another location for the shot
Enhance your relationship with your employees by demonstrating a vested interest in their wellness
Don’t have an onsite occupational health clinic? Not to worry! You can still offer onsite flu shot clinics to your employees. Our pharmacists at Sona Pharmacy can administer immunizations at your location and offer:
Direct insurance carrier billing (provided flu immunization is a covered service)
Flu shot vouchers for employees to use at Sona Pharmacy
Affordable flu shot prices for employees without insurance
Now that you know the benefits of hosting onsite flu shot clinics, here are some recommendations on how you can make your clinic a success:
Get buy-in from your senior management team
Schedule the clinic hours during times when most employees are onsite to maximize participation
Promote the event using flyers, email, social media, etc. to maximize participation
Encourage supervisors to allow employees to visit the onsite clinic as part of their workday without having to go off the clock
Provide a comfortable and convenient location for the clinic
Lead by example! Be first in line for your vaccination.
Looking for other ways to prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses in the office? Here are a few tips to keeping a healthy workplace:
Encourage sick workers to stay home
Keep the workplace germ free by cleaning frequently touched surfaces such as; telephones, elevator buttons, water fountains, computer keyboards, faucets and door handles
Supply hand sanitizer in common areas and at work spaces
The flu season typically begins in the fall each year and that means it’s just around the corner. Protect your employees from the flu virus and safeguard your company’s bottom line by implementing your flu prevention strategy now. Call 828-298-3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.