Benefits of Corporate Workplace Employee Flu Shots and Vaccinations in Mt Wellington
Onsite Health focuses on providing the benefits of workplace flu vaccinations in Mt Wellington. We understand the importance of the well-being of your employees, and we strive to increase the productivity of your business by conducting health screenings and corporate flu shots.
What is the Flu?
The flu is a serious seasonal illness that hospitalises and kills thousands of people each year. Sometimes people misuse the word flu by referring to a cold or stomach bug. The flu is a disease that comes with a specific set of signs that cause days of debilitating symptoms.
Many of the symptoms are similar to the common cold such as a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, cough, and headache. Many people run a fever and children can have stomach issues such as diarrhoea or vomiting. However, the symptoms that separate the flu from other illnesses is the overwhelming muscle aches and malaise. It’s this extreme fatigue that makes the flu so debilitating, and it can last anywhere from one to six weeks.
The flu is spread from person to person through droplets released during coughing and sneezing. The complications mostly affect the young, old, and those with underlying health concerns. It’s essential for everybody to take responsibility to reduce infection by staying home when they have the flu and by getting an annual flu shot.
Workplace Flu Vaccinations in Mt Wellington
Employee flu vaccinations are a safe and effective way of keeping the whole community safe from the dangerous effects of the flu. Even though flu shots are readily available, adults often don’t take the time to get one. Corporate flu shots increase the number of adults who receive the vaccination which also makes them less likely to pass the flu onto others.
Workplace flu vaccinations also increase the productivity of your company by preventing the flu in your employees and by reducing sick days. The effects of the flu can last for several weeks so even when they return to work, staff are unable to perform at peak ability. An employee who gets a flu vaccination is also less likely to take days off to care for flu-stricken family members. We invite you to read more about our workplace flu vaccinations and how the flu affects your business.
People sometimes baulk at getting flu shots because they have heard you can still get sick. If you do get sick later in the season, you are likely to have milder symptoms for a shorter length of time. Studies have also shown that incidences of hospitalisations and deaths decrease in children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.
It’s important that people are vaccinated against the flu each year because the flu shots are tailored for that season’s flu strains. If you have any questions about the effectiveness or safety of vaccinations or you would like to book a day for your business in Mt Wellington to provide corporate flu shots, contact Onsite Health.