Employee Flu Vaccination

Nowadays, working people find themselves so focused on their jobs that it is natural for many to feel stressed and tired.  People skip meals and don’t eat properly because they have deadlines to finish or because they say they have better things to do.  It’s no wonder why people get sick so easily these days. Everyone should start taking a more active role in keeping their health in check.  Aside from proper diet, exercise and good sleep, there is also another ally in health that can be tapped to help maintain health and avoid sickness, especially in the workplace – employee flu vaccination.

Flu, or Influenza as it is formally called, is a fairly serious condition to have because it can lead to hospitalization or even to more serious disease (especially for older people aged greater than 65).  Each kind of flu is different and it can manifest in many ways among different people.  Usually, it can start off colds or a cough that you can’t get rid of.  Then it develops into fever and then you just feel sick.  Your bed can seem like the best thing that has ever happened to you… great enough that you don’t want to get up from it at all.  More often than not, you can cure this from constantly taking medicine every four to six hours and of course getting comfortable while resting on your bed and sipping hot soup.  Still, in the time you spend feeling awful and miserable, there could’ve been so many things you could’ve done.  Your work gets piled up and you know for a fact that you’re going to meet a mountain of work as soon as you find yourself in shape to actually walk to your spot at the office.   The worst possibility might be that by not coming to work, you could have missed the most important meeting of your career.   All these inconveniences could’ve been avoided by an annual employee flu vaccination.

 Your company should be able to provide you with a comprehensive health package that not only includes good health insurance but employee vaccination benefits as well.  You have to make sure though that you get it every year.  The virus that causes flu can easily change every year (so called the Influenza Season), such that people can get infected with a new kind of virus every year.  Health experts conduct research on which strains of the virus would be most prevalent for a given period and those are the strains that they include as part of the employee flu vaccination.  There are populations who are recommended to have these annual flu vaccines, namely: (1) people with asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease; (2) pregnant women; (3) people aged 65 years and older; and (4) household contacts and caregivers of people with the aforementioned conditions.  Also, there are people who are also not recommended to have the vaccine, namely: (1) people who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs (because it is a component of the vaccine and it can cause them to have severe anaphylactic reaction which is life threatening); (2) children less than 6 months of age (the vaccine is not approved for this age group); and (3) those who already have fever (they should wait until they have good health status before they get vaccinated) .

It’s best to keep you and your loved ones safe.  You can start by having an annual employee flu vaccination.  Prevention is still always better than cure.

 

 

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Corporate Care can help you organise an employee flu vaccination program. We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer service experience.

Please complete the form below. One of our senior consultants will get back to you as quickly as possible. Our goal is to reply to every email within one business day. 

Please be assured, we will never sell or distribute the personal information you provide to us. To view our full privacy statement, click here.

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