Medical experts are predicting the worst flu season in history. Are you ready?
Our five tips help you keep your workforce healthy and productive throughout the flu season.
The 2017-2018 flu season has been the worst in years – rivaling the 2009 swine flu pandemic – but medical experts believe the 2018-2019 season will be even worse.
According to the CDC, on average, up to 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu each year and tens of thousands of people are hospitalized. It’s important to make sure your employees receive the vaccination each year to stay protected against the flu. Now is the time to take action and ensure that your employees are protected against the flu for next year.
Bring Flu Shots Right to the Office
On-site flu shots provide a convenient, seamless, and efficient way to make sure your employees get their flu shot.
Schedule Your Corporate Flu Events Early
A limited number of flu vaccines are produced each year. Save yourself from last-minute scrambling – or from missing out entirely – by scheduling your events ahead of the rush. The best time to schedule is March or April.
Offer Events Early and Often
October is the ideal time to receive a flu shot, but offering multiple events on different days and at different times to make it easy for everyone to get the vaccination.
Encourage Sick Workers to Stay Home
When sick workers to stay home, they’re less likely to spread the virus to their co-workers. If you haven’t already, develop policies that encourage workers to stay home while they are ill.
Keep disinfectant wipes around the office and encourage employees to clean equipment and work areas. Post signs that remind employees of hand-washing and other steps for good preventive hygiene.