Flu vaccination services are in high demand these days. As a matter of fact, in 2019 alone, Corporate Care administered over 40,000 flu vaccines in Australia and New Zealand. Whether you need to organise a corporate flu vaccination clinic or perhaps outsource your clients, Corporate care can help.
Making sure employees have a convenient method of receiving their flu shot is one of the most important factors to increase employee compliance to be vaccinated against the flu.
Running a workplace flu vaccination program at work not only helps to keep employees healthy and flu-free* but also increases morale when employees see that the company cares about their health and well-being.
Furthermore, it increases productivity by decreasing the amount of lost time due to absenteeism from the flu and its complications. It also prevents feelings of resentment among coworkers when some have to take on the extra workload of those who are unable to keep up due to being unable to work while they are down with the flu.
Despite the easy accessibility to flu shots at work, there are still some who will refuse to be vaccinated due to fear and misinformation. It is prudent for flu vaccination providers companies offering onsite flu jabs to educate and inform employees prior to vaccination time.
The most common misinformed reason for not being vaccinated against the flu is the fear of contracting the flu from the flu shot. It is important to educate people that this is not possible.
The flu shots that are used in our mobile flu clinics contain an inactivated form of the flu virus. This causes the body to recognise it as the virus and therefore build antibodies against it, but without it being able to multiply and grow in the body in any way. In fact, every batch of the flu vaccine produced is tested to make sure it contains no live virus at all.
When people suddenly fall ill after receiving the flu shot, it is usually due to one of the following: