According to the Centers for Disease Control, workers across the United States will miss an estimated 17 million workdays due to the influenza virus each year, costing employers up to $7 billion dollars in sick days as well as losses in productivity. As a business owner, you have certain steps you can take to ensure the health and safety of your employees including scheduling flu vaccination clinics early in the fall, preventing the virus from spreading through your workplace and offices. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter can coordinate a flu shot clinic for your business in order to keep everyone safe, which can have many benefits for your employees.
Creating a plan for flu prevention
Does your business have a manager specializing in the health and safety of your employees? If not, coordinating a flu vaccination clinic for your employees can help your employees stay healthy and safe for the duration of the fall and winter. When choosing a date for the flu vaccination clinic, make sure that the date does not interfere with meetings or off-site gatherings that can result in employees being unavailable for the duration of the clinic. If one day cannot work, try scheduling multiple time options for your employees to get the shot in time. Flu vaccines should be held between September and October in order to make sure the vaccine has enough time to take effect before the virus kicks into high gear.
Promoting your flu clinic to employees
In addition to posting signs in common areas for your employees, make sure company-wide emails are sent out in the leadup to the clinic with recommendations for what to eat before the vaccine, what to wear on the day of the vaccine and weather or not the vaccine is covered by company health coverage. Make sure your employees know about the benefits of the vaccination, including protection against the flu virus for up to six months.
What should I recommend to employees if they cannot make the on-site clinic?
If you have employees who are unable to get their flu shot during the vaccination clinic at work should be encouraged to visit AFC Urgent Care Southcenter for a flu shot. Flu shots are available to walk-in patients seven days a week and are covered by most major insurance plans, with low-cost flu shots available for self-paying patients who may not be enrolled in your company health insurance.
On-Site Flu Vaccination Clinics for Businesses in Southcenter, Kent, Renton, SeaTac & Tukwila, WA
If you are interested in organizing a flu shot clinic for your business, call AFC Urgent Care Southcenter today! We will be able to coordinate a time for your clinic and provide your employees with the necessary information about the vaccine. The flu shot is covered under most major insurance carriers. For more information or to organize a clinic, please call 425-970-8117.