Are you prepared for flu season?

It may feel like we just put winter behind us, but it’s never too early to start planning for flu season. Especially when planning flu vaccinations for your team. Summer is the best time to get ahead and get prepared for the flu season ahead. In the last two years, we have seen an increase in demand for flu vaccinations so it is crucial to get ahead of the herd to ensure your team are protected this flu season. Read on for the ways in which to prevent spread of flu amongst your team this winter and start your corporate flu preparation today. 

Flu vaccination

Flu vaccinations are more critical than in previous years, with the past two to three years being dominated by coronavirus, many people will have a lower immunity or will be much more aware of getting ill. By receiving the flu vaccination you also help reduce the numbers in hospital with the flu. 

Many companies provide vaccination programmes for employees on site to prevent sick leave and spread of flu. We can help you with this.

Skip the waits with same day private GP appointments available online or in clinic.

Stay calm, but stay home

  • Encourage your team to stay at home if they develop signs and symptoms of flu
  • Allow for working from home where possible
  • Know the symptoms
    • fever or feeling feverish/chills
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • runny or stuffy nose
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • fatigue (tiredness)

Prevention is better than cure

Encourage healthy lifestyle choices amongst team:

  • Have healthy snacks (fruit and veg) available in office rather than sweets or trats
  • Make sure employees take enough breaks – burn out can impact immune system
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Wash hands frequently – have hand sanitising stations in workplace
  • Discourage hand shaking

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Think long term

It can be easy to only think in the short term and allow employees to ‘push through’ flu symptoms so they don’t miss work. However, if they address the initial flu symptoms and take the time needed to recover they won’t need more time away from work in the future. If not, symptoms can worsen and cause long term impacts on both their health and work attendance.

Book flu vaccinations now so you can rest easy that your team will be protected when flu season arrives

How can the Doctors Clinic Group Help:

We are proud to offer a wide range of flu related services, meaning you can start your corporate flu preparation today: 

On-site flu vaccinations: Flu vaccinations at work by fully qualified nurses on a date and time to suit your team. Online booking: Easy online booking allows you to book their timeslot in advance, with appointments confirmed directly with you by email and text.

Wellness content: We provide information about the flu virus that can be shared with you as well as posters about the upcoming flu jab date.

Aftercare service: We also have a dedicated email for post-vaccination queries and advice.

Flu Vouchers: It’s not always possible to attend an on-site vaccination clinic, you can simply take a paper or digital voucher to a local retailer, where a trained nurse or pharmacist will administer the vaccine.

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