There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming flu season, both the regular flu and H1N1 virus. Flu season can have a big impact on employers–employees may be absent or need to work from home as they recover. One way to protect everyone is to encourage employees to get flu shots.
Your medical provider or occupational health clinic should have the flu shot in stock now. The H1N1 vaccine is expected a little later this fall. Encourage employees to get their vaccinations.
Contact your occupational health clinic about setting up a flu shot day at your worksite. For a relatively small fee, they will often come in and vaccinate employees on site–no missed time from work to go to the doctor.
For information on the H1N1 vaccination and flu status, check these websites:
If you are not working with an occupational health clinic, contact us and we can provide information about clinics in your area.