Getting sick is part of a normal life process each of us experience but could jeopardize the way we live our lives. One of the most common viruses that are spreading world and country-wide is flu. Though not as deadly as dengue or malaria, flu can lead to more serious problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis if left untreated. This is the reason why flu shots are promoted to everyone in the country.
There have been many speculations about the effectiveness of flu vaccine and had been rumoured to be causing more damage than cure, but those myths are debunked. One cost-effective way of fighting the flu is through having flu shots at work. Many companies in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane conduct work flu shots for their employees to help prevent the spread of influenza, reduce absenteeism and increase staff morale and productivity.
However, just because you got your flu shots at work doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of your health. Along with organising work flu shots, companies are boosting the effectiveness of the flu vaccine by promoting a healthy lifestyle among its employees. Staying healthy is the best way you can maintain a step ahead against the virus; good diet, exercise, reduce alcohol intake and cease smoking among others.
Influenza breakouts will always be at hand but you can lower the risk with flu shots at work. Not only is this helpful for the company, it also gives an opportunity for other employees who don’t have the time to go to a clinic to get flu shots. If there are influenza breakouts in the area, take precautionary measures. Wash your hands every after bathroom use or bring some sanitizers with you all the time.
The effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from one person to another but it pays to check with your doctor or your Nurse to know how you could prevent it from spreading.
Corporate Care provides customised flu shots at work programs. You can contact them on 1300 79 74 10 or at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and one of their senior consultants will contact you within one business day.
Aitor is a Registered Nurse (AHPRA registration NMW0001159845) with over 17 years experience in General Nursing, Emergency Nursing and Corporate Health. He loves Flu, works with Flu, studies Flu, writes about Flu and ironically, he’s had the Flu.
He is the Nurse Consultant at Corporate Care and a proud member of the Australian National Padel Team.
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