As the flu season rolls around, it’s time for flu shots!
How should employers respond to the flu? It is in an employer’s best interest to provide a flu vaccination clinic to their employees and promote flu vaccination in the community. These strategies result in less absenteeism in the workplace and a more focused team. Below are some tips on how to effectively combat the flu season!
Hosting a Flu Vaccination Clinic at Work
- Employers offering onsite flu vaccination provides employees with a convenient option to get vaccinated
Pharmacies and community vaccinators can be contracted to come to the company and provide vaccinations
Ask managers to allow employees to visit the on-site flu vaccination clinic
Send out company-wide emails as reminders to atten
Promoting Flu Vaccination in the Community
- Post flyers and posters around the workplace as reminders for vaccinations in high traffic areas like break rooms and cafeterias
- Remind employees and their families to get season flu shots. If children are healthier, parents are more likely to be able to attend work
- Allow time for employees to take an hour or two to get flu vaccinations