Occupational Health Services
Influenza is the leading cause of lost time at work, affecting employers and productivity everywhere.
Workplace Medical offers on-site flu programs for our clients.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses that is spread very easily when people cough, sneeze, shake hands or touch an object that someone with the flu has touched. Everyone is at risk for seasonal influenza. The flu has detrimental effects on industry and employers alike, as it is the leading cause of lost time, costing organizations $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Complications of the flu can lead to bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and can worsen existing medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes. The flu vaccination is an important part of your occupational health program to help reduce avoidable absences and increase productivity. The average flu-related absence is one work week.
Flu immunization programs are reported to decrease 43% of absenteeism by mitigating the risk of infection.
Workplace Medical provides over 10,000 vaccinations annually at 300 different companies. On-site flu clinics are a convenient and cost-effective way to ensure your employees are vaccinated and lessen the risk of spreading the virus to family and other high-risk groups. The flu shot is 70-90% effective at preventing the flu.
Vaccinated employees experience:
13-44% fewer doctor visits
18-45% fewer lost work days
18-28% fewer days with reduced productivity
Click on Flu ROI calculator and see your Return on Investment.