One of the most common excuses people give for not getting a yearly flu vaccination is that they simply don’t have the time. This is unfortunate given the fact that approximately 20% of the population comes down with the flu every year, and as a result, each person misses and average of 3-5 workdays. Even when people return to work, they may not be able to perform at their fullest for up to two weeks. For employer, the loss of productivity caused by the flu each year can be considerable in terms of paid sick leave and lost reduced productivity. The best thing you can do to protect your workers from the effects of the flu is to be proactive. Hosting in in-house vaccination clinic is the key.
The influenza virus spreads easily with minimal contact. It can live on surfaces for up to 8 hours, making it even easier to transmit from person to person. In addition, the flu is contagious before the onset of symptoms, so people can pass it on before they even realize they’re sick. Flu season typically begins with the onset of cold weather and lasts through the start of spring, so in order to be effective, vaccinations need to be received before this time. The easiest way to make sure that everyone gets vaccinated is to bring vaccinations to them. Not only does this help to ensure that everyone is protected; it also means that there will be no need for people to miss work to get vaccinated.
EngageMe Get More makes hosting an on-site vaccination clinic simple. All you have to do it schedule a date with us, and we’ll do the rest. We’ll coordinate promotion and registration, handle setup and cleanup, and ensure that all medical waste is disposed of properly. The cost to vaccinate a single person is far less than the cost of that same person for several days of sick leave, so holding a clinic makes good economic sense. Why not do everything you can to protect your employees from the effects of the flu? EngageMe Get More has the solutions you need to maintain a healthier and more productive workforce.