Can you afford the flu?
Introducing annual corporate flu vaccinations for your office can prevent the contraction and spread of the Flu within your workplace.
We are fast approaching the 2019 flu season, expected to peak during May – October in Western Australia. Public transport and corporate offices are a couple of the best places for bacteria and germs to spread due to the closeness or proximity of people and contact with various shared surfaces. Unfortunately, these predicaments cannot always be avoided when it comes to steering clear of illness.
Many of us exercise healthy habits of washing hands vigorously, keeping surfaces and utensils clean, and of course covering coughs and sneezes with tissues. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and good hygiene, we can still find ourselves at the mercy of a cold or flu. In order to prevent contracting viruses caused by the spread of germs and bacteria, we need to be more proactive and preemptive, tackling the problem before it becomes just that and avoiding a chain reaction within our office or home. The World Health Organisation (WHO) advise getting an annual Flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the contraction and spread of the Flu.
When we think about evolution in the workplace, positive attributes such as innovation and growth come to mind. Evolving viruses, however, incur quite the opposite and threaten to derail productivity on-site as well as increase absenteeism among staff. Introducing annual corporate flu vaccinations for your office can combat these issues before viruses spread and decrease the quality and quantity of work being achieved.
Can you really afford not to?
Consider how much time and money is spent on sick leave and doctors’ appointments once employees are unwell, not to mention the inconvenience and implications on work projects. Flu vaccinations are far more cost-effective for employers and employees than widespread absenteeism from virus outbreak.
The impact of the flu doesn’t stop at the workplace either – you may be bringing home a little more than your partner or family members had bargained for when they sent you off to work that day. It is in the employers’ and employees’ best interest to exercise caution and take the best possible preventative measure to avoid the many repercussions of exposure and contraction of the flu.
Corporate medical services and vaccinations are available from Rokeby GP and are a positive step towards reducing workplace illness and absenteeism; supporting workflow and improving productivity and decreasing the spread of illness among staff, their families and beyond.
Rokeby GP offer the convenience of Onsite Flu Vaccination Clinics for corporations. Our highly-trained nursing staff are friendly, efficient and take great care in making employees feel comfortable during their vaccination.