What is Influenza?


Influenza, or commonly known as flu, is an infectious viral disease. It is often caused by Influenza virus type A or type B. It originates as a respiratory disease but may progress to be systemic in nature. Flu is acute and self-limiting which means it can heal spontaneously. However the febrile and malaise episodes, plus occasional complications, can turn out to be quite disabling, often requiring medical attention.

Flu usually occurs in the winter season because colder conditions tend to enhance mutating abilities of the virus. People may catch the flu annually.

Symptoms to look out for

Influenza is manifested through the following symptoms:

  • High fever
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • General malaise
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headache
  • Cough

Incubation Period

The incubation period for Influenza is 24 to 72 hours.

Symptomatic Period

The symptomatic period lasts for 3 to 7 days.

 

Did you know You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick?

When do you need to be vaccinated?

Flu vaccination should be done annually. It is more effective if given around the autumn season in preparation for winter. It also takes two weeks after the vaccination for it to take effect.

Fast facts about Flu vaccination

You will not get sick with flu after vaccination since the vaccine is not composed of a live virus.

Flu vaccines have 70% to 90% effectiveness. This is a very high assurance to combat the chance of acquiring influenza.

Influenza vaccine will not protect you from the common cold or any flu-like symptoms. It is intended to combat the flu only.

What good does flu vaccination do to your organization?

According to recent studies, 1 out of 4 employees in a typical office environment will be infected by influenza every year. Then, each of the infected employees may be spending at least 3-5 days absent. Even so after the recovery period, productivity can be greatly affected. Influenza can lead to the occurrence of absenteeism, increase in replacement and overtime costs. Influenza can also compromise service and delivery leading to reduced productivity.

With each vaccination against influenza, your employees are rendered to have higher chances of having a flu-free win

ter. Your employees would be then less of a potential influenza carrier diminishing the risks in the health of the organization

 

Quality Assurance from us

You can depend on our quality corporate health services in terms of flu vaccination. We offer on-site flu vaccination for the convenience and ease of your employees. The health care team that will facilitate the flu vaccination will be composed of trained and qualified nurse professio

nals who are equipped with the necessary skills and experience. For years, our line-up of health care providers have always been among the best in the country.

Cold Chain Management

Our vaccines are always effective because of the cold chain management. This involves the transport and storage of the vaccines within safe temperature ranges. The cold chain starts from the moment the vaccine was manufactured up to the time it will be administered via injection. Rest assured that our company is compliant to the guidelines given by the Department of Health and Ageing, such as cold chain breach procedures, training of staff, auditing functions, vaccine storage using ideal refrigerators, vaccine transport using specialized cold boxes, temperature monitoring systems and high standard maintenance of equipment.

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