With the influenza season approaching, many businesses incorporate a workplace flu vaccination program as part of their Health and Wellbeing Program. Being absent from work due to illness costs Australian business owners more than $7 billion each year in lost wages. Whilst attending to work when unwell cost employers up to $37 billion in lost productivity.*
Flu or Influenza is a major cause of both absenteeism and presenteeism, with 48,276 cases reported in Australia in 2018.**
Severe flu outbreaks pose a significant financial impact on several individual businesses in Australia and New Zealand.
A staff flu vaccination is an excellent way to protect your employees against the flu in the wintertime. Major studies indicate that workplaces that offer a corporate flu vaccination before the season sets in will see a far greater saving than what they ever spent on the flu shot program. This will also improve your productivity levels, raise the morale of staff and lead to a healthier and happier workforce.
Implementing workplace seasonal or pandemic influenza vaccination appears to be relatively inexpensive and potentially cost-saving for a wide variety of employers in diverse industries. Because employees comprise a large proportion of the overall population and spend a substantial amount of time at work, employer decisions may be important for overall influenza control. While demonstrating the worth of an influenza vaccination to society may appeal to the altruism of some employers, demonstrating the potential positive impact of vaccination on a business’s profit and loss statements provides relevance to individual employers who seek to maintain their firm’s profitability throughout the influenza season. Individual employers could compare their prevailing conditions with the benchmarks in our model to help determine their optimal local vaccination strategies.
As effective as a mobile flu clinic can be alone, the program is viewed by the workforce as a plank along the way to a complete program for implementing improvements in the employee’s health. These Health and Wellness programs develop a strategic approach to employees’ health that can include: health checks, diabetes risk assessments, skin checks, mental health checks, nutrition and lifestyle seminars, regular health and physical assessments and participation in fitness programs.
These health programs aim to develop an awareness to deliver a holistic solution for balancing life. Responsible managers want to make sure their health and wellbeing budget is being used appropriately, so they implement strategies that monitor their wellness and health outcomes. Regular assessments are a great way to build data around the programs and track the benefits that come from the investment.
As a leading flu vaccination provider in Australia, Corporate Care brings a fresh approach to the flu vaccine, health assessments and pre-employment screening for the workplace. Unique, ground-breaking services abound for businesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin and beyond for this flu vaccination provider.
For further information about our Staff Flu vaccination services, please contact our Immunisation specialist on 1300 79 74 10 or email at [email protected]. Alternatively, please complete the below influenza enquiry form, and our Flu shots coordinator will contact you within one business day.