Keep your team protected from flu this winter
Are you prepared for this year’s flu season?
It may feel like we have only just put summer behind us, but it’s never too early to start planning for flu season. Especially when planning flu vaccinations for your team. Our immunity is lower this year following years of lockdowns and social distancing, so taking more precautions is necessary. In the last two years we have seen an increase in demand for flu vaccinations so it is crucial get ahead, to ensure your team are protected. Read on for the ways in which you can prevent the spread of flu amongst your team this winter and start your corporate flu preparation today.
COVID-19 and flu are in circulation again this year, with studies showing that COVID patients who are also suffering with the flu are at much greater risk of serious complications. This means it’s imperative that you prepare your team for flu this winter. 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.
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
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- 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
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, moreover, you will reduce the risk of sick colleagues spreading the flu virus. 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
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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.