The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million workdays each flu season. While around half the U.S. population gets the flu vaccination annually, influenza is highly contagious and its impact remains high. When more people get vaccinations, the flu is less likely to spread across friends and coworkers. Companies engaging in onsite flu vaccinations give their employees an opportunity to receive the vaccine quickly and easily, and a healthier workforce benefits everyone! Some of the main benefits companies have experienced after onsite flu vaccinations are:
By bringing in onsite flu vaccination specialists, your employees will no longer have to take time off work to go get treatment. This means that employees can easily get the vaccine at work, and because the flu can affect everybody, more employees are likely to participate in this health initiative. By eliminating the need for employees to leave the office and offering a wellness program the majority of employees are participating in, productivity will not suffer due to time off and employees will have a chance to engage with one another potentially increasing morale.
Reduction of Sick Days
The flu is highly contagious and one sick employee can easily spread the infection to a healthy employee. In fact, according to Web MD magazine, the average office desk has 400% more germs than the average toilet seat. Think about how easily those germs can spread around the office, resulting in multiple employees taking various days off during similar periods of time! Allowing your employees a convenient location to quickly and easily receive the flu vaccine in the workplace will increase the number of employees who get vaccinated. When more employees are vaccinated, the infection can be reduced and contained, resulting in a healthier workforce and a reduction of sick days altogether.
Showing Employees You Care
When employees feel they are being treated well and feel that their employer cares about them, everybody wins! Going the extra step in bringing onsite vaccination specialists to the workspace clearly shows your employees you care about their health and wellbeing.
Don’t waste time protecting your friends, family, and co-workers. Companies like OccuVAX are available to provide onsite flu vaccinations that are all inclusive – taking into account everything from nursing staff to supplies. To learn more or receive a quote Contact Us!