This year the flu is widespread and is taking a toll on your employees. What steps should you take to fight this flu season?
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