Why do employers offer corporate flu shots?

Corporate flu shots may not have a flashy app or trendy buzzword, but they remain a key tenet of employee well-being programs.

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Why do companies offer flu clinics year after year? The value to keeping your workforce healthy and flu-free is easy to see: each year in the U.S., the flu is responsible for 200 million days of diminished productivity and 75 million days of work absences. Employees who stay home sick or come to work sick and spread the virus to others have a clear impact on your company's bottom line. 

An annual flu shot is the best way to prevent individuals from getting or spreading the flu, so investing in corporate flu shots is key to a comprehensive employee well-being strategy. 

Employers must ensure that receiving a flu shot is a quick and easy process for their employees. Offer an on-site flu clinic and promote it in well advance (your well-being partner should offer multiple marketing and communications options) so your employees can schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for them. 

Additionally, well-being programs should offer remote flu shot options – like flu reimbursement forms or pre-paid flu vouchers – to reach employees who were unable to attend the on-site event because of business travel, PTO, or other considerations.

Don't wait until flu season to start the process. The earlier you set up your flu clinic, the more likely you are to be able to access the best dates for your employees.

Provant offers multiple flu shot solutions to cover your entire population, as well as multiple communication pieces to advertise and explain your flu offerings. Read more about our corporate flu shot offerings or contact us today to talk about how we can help your workforce stay healthy and productive with flu shots and more.