As the air turns crisp and leaves begin their colorful descent, there’s more to the changing seasons than meets the eye. Beyond the picturesque scenes and cozy sweaters, a lurking villain makes its annual appearance – the flu.
In the United States, millions of people contract the flu each year. Immunization has been shown to provide the best protection against the flu. Increasing flu vaccination rates can reduce the number of patients who get the flu and seek care for non-specific symptoms.
According to a study, where resources regarding the flu were shared on site with employees, “providing education and access to the vaccine in the workplace may improve flu knowledge, reduce barriers, and increase flu vaccine uptake among employees” (American Association of Occupational Nurses).
Why is promoting flu vaccination in your workplace important?
The best way to reduce the risk of flu and its complications for the workforce is by getting vaccinated. Creating a flu-resistant workplace requires a collaborative effort. Encouraging all employees to get their annual flu vaccine can be quite challenging. Why try to convince them to do something off the clock… when you can have everyone easily participate in an on-site clinic. This saves employers money in the long run due to decreased absenteeism. According to the CDC, September and October are ideal months to get the flu vaccine. To avoid hassle, remember, consider organizing an on-site vaccination clinic for convenience. Incorporating education and offering multiple onsite flu vaccine clinics, as well as providing no-cost onsite access to the flu vaccine, has been shown to increase vaccination uptake rates (Ofstead et al, 2013).
The Flu is a formidable opponent, but armed with knowledge and preventive measures, you can significantly reduce its impact on your health and your workplace. Schedule and on-site vaccination for your workplace through https://medphysicalsplus.com/flu-shots/ or call us (907) 561-7587 .
By taking these steps, you’re not just protecting your company, but also those around you. Stay informed and stay healthy.