Flu Season 2023 In the Workplace How to Protect Your Workers

Summer sure ‘flu’ by! Did you know flu season can last as long as October through May but can start as early as August. Are you prepared to protect your employees this year? 

We want to let you in on a little secret… MedPhysicals Plus offers flu shots for employers and organizations by request only. These requests can be made by October 1st to ensure your shots, but if you order before September 1st, we can fulfill your order faster! 

What To Do if Your Employees Have Flu in the Workplace

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Besides encouraging your employees to get vaccinated, here are some other ways to decrease flu absenteeism this fall: 

  • One employee at home is better than 100. Encourage employees who are sick to stay home, and encourage them to do this. 
  • Wash your hands and provide hand sanitizer to employees. Place hand sanitizer around the office break room.
    • Offer prizes for good handwashers. Employees love to feel appreciated, even for the little things.
  • Use air purifiers, and make sure air filters and HVAC filters are changed. 
  • Practice proper cough etiquette and be honest about it. This means encouraging employees not to cough into their hands. 
    • A recent study showed that 86% coughed into their hands, did not immediately clean them, and 11% did not cover their coughs or sneezes.

Remember, the easiest way to get all employees to get vaccinated is to do it on the clock! “Currently, less than half of adults get the flu shot each year, but when organizations offer the vaccine at work, the CDC reports that 85 percent of employees participate” (Health Advocate). Contact us today at (907) 561-7587 to get started on an employee flu program.