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AUG 11/2020

Why Your Business Should Consider Arranging Flu Vaccinations for Staff Now

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Did you know that flu is estimated to cost the UK economy £29 billion every year? It can affect businesses of all sizes, causing staff absences of up to three weeks per person. This has a direct impact on workability, productivity and the cost of running a business, which is far from ideal, especially during times of economic instability.

Around 15 per cent of the UK population get flu every year, so businesses that don’t take steps to vaccinate their staff could potentially lose a significant percentage of their staff for up to three weeks this winter, with a significant financial impact.

By providing workers with free flu vaccinations, businesses can directly reduce staff absences, the cost of sick days and lost productivity.

Why vaccinate?

Vaccinating not only prevents your employees from contracting the virus but also protects those around them from inadvertently catching the illness.

Businesses already suffering from the economic impact of COVID-19 have an opportunity to mitigate against additional consequences brought about by the virus by preventing their employees from contracting flu this winter.

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Why now?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, flu vaccinations are more important than ever before. In June 2020, the UK Government announced the largest free flu vaccination programme in the country’s history.

As a result, the need for flu vaccines is already outstripping supply. Global demand for vaccines is also soaring and supplies, although still in stock, are limited. Employers need to act quickly to reserve vaccines for their staff.

How long does the flu vaccine last?

As the flu virus continually changes and adapts, vaccinations only provide protection for the upcoming flu season. So, whilst your employees may have had a flu vaccine last year, they’ll need to get an updated one again this year.

Our Occupational Health service

At Medacs Healthcare, we provide a first-rate Occupational Health service for businesses in the North and North East of England, running flu vaccination clinics for a wide range of public and private sector businesses who want to immunise their staff conveniently.

Our team of certified Occupational Health Nurses can administer vaccinations for groups of employees onsite at your work premises or at our local clinic in Redcar.

We are SEQOHS accredited and all of our vaccinations are administered in accordance with the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about how our Occupational Health team can provide your business with flu vaccinations, contact us on 01642 495 420 or email Alternatively, please complete the form below.

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