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Influenza causes more than 1,000,000 work days to be lost each year
The Impact of the Flu Season
Influenza thrives in workplace environments infecting around 1 in 4 people each winter.
Once infected, a contiguous employee may have up to 3 days before symptoms appear, giving the virus opportunity to be passed to colleagues, customers and family members through normal everyday contact.
Absence from work due to the flu generally last for around 3-5 days, but an employee’s productivity can be affected for up to two weeks whilst they fully recover.
What is Influenza?
Influenza or as it’s commonly known as “the Flu”, is a highly contagious virus that can affect the entire body. It’s easily spreadable and is contiguous even before symptoms appear.
As with strains such as H1N1, influenza can be severe and cause complications, or even death in individuals who have underlying illnesses or chronic diseases.
Flu symptoms can develop between 1 and 3 days after someone is infected. They can include, Coughing, Muscle and Joint Pains, Fatigue, Fever & Chills, Headaches and Sneezing
Incubation Period: 24 - 72 hours
Symptoms: 3 - 7 days
Recovery: Up to 2 weeks
Offering flu vaccinations to your employees allows your business to:
Promote a healthy workforce
Demonstrates your companies interest in the workforce health and wellbeing
Increases the works ‘Herd Community’ to reduce the spread of the virus
Limits employee disruption and increased workloads for employee that are not infected
Reduces absence due to medical appointments
Benefits of a Corporate Flu Vaccination Program
Being vaccinated is the most effective way to help the body strengthen its immunity against infection and prevent contracting the influenza virus and passing it on to others.