Offering the flu vaccine at your workplace helps to protect your team from the flu virus and improves your businesses productivity during flu season. Every year, it's estimated 28.2 million working days are lost in the UK due to sick days. Many of these sick days happen during the winter when the flu is most active and can lead to huge efficiency losses. Flu vaccinations are a cost-effective method to protect your staff, and business, from the seasonal flu.
The impact of the flu virus can often be underestimated, but the flu can be an incredibly serious illness. The virus is highly contagious and attacks the throat, nose and lungs leading to high fevers, headaches, coughs, aching joints, and fatigue. In some circumstances, the flu can lead to hospitalisation and even death.
Because of how contagious the flu is, if one member of your team catches the flu it can easily end up spreading throughout your workplace. On average, the flu takes 7-10 days to recover from bringing the entire business to a halt if entire teams need to take time off all at once.
Recent data has found the flu jab helps to prevent an estimated 626,000 cases of influenza annually. The same research also found that widespread use of the flu vaccination could save the UK economy up to £28.9 million in averted sick day costs, in addition to increased productivity levels at work.
By providing your employees with flu vaccinations, you don’t just protect your team’s health but limit the spread of the flu. Employees can easily pass on the flu to their teammates, family, friends, and even your customers.
At LycaHealth, we can offer an on-site flu vaccination clinic meaning your team won’t need to take time off to visit their GP for flu vaccinations. The flu vaccine is a very routine procedure carried out by fully qualified nurses so you’ll find your employees will only need to take a short break to get their flu vaccine. In fact, it’s so quick they’ll be back at their desk before you even notice they’re gone!
Vaccinations in the workplace also encourage more team members to get vaccinated as it’s in a time and place that’s convenient for them. Our medical team will also be happy to speak to your staff to discuss any queries or concerns they might have about the flu vaccines.
Giving your employees the chance to get workplace vaccinations will help minimise the significant disruption the flu season is known to bring every year.
You don’t have an obligation to offer a workplace flu vaccination, and many employers don’t. However, it is a great way to show your employees that you value their health and proves to be more cost-effective than coping with the sick days the flu will inevitably bring over the winter.
If you have employees who don’t wish to have flu jabs, you cannot force them to. It is their choice and we can’t vaccinate without consent. If you want advice on how to speak to your employees about the importance of the flu jab, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.
At LycaHealth, we provide the Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccination, as recommended by the NHS and World Health Organisation – this superior vaccine provides each patient with protection against more strains of the flu than ever before.
The new Quadrivalent vaccine covers two important influenzas A strains and two important influenza B strains, including the second influenza B strain which was not previously covered within the Trivalent vaccine from previous years.
Vaccines for the 2020 season will be available from the beginning of October. The demand is very high at the start of this season, so we strongly advise customers who are thinking about our flu vaccination programme to contact us as soon as possible to secure your preferred dates.
We offer a flexible flu vaccination programme that can be tailored to your business requirements. You have the choice of arranging for your staff to be vaccinated at one of our clinics, or if preferred – we can come to you. The vaccination process is carried out by our fully qualified and experienced nurses who take patient care as a priority.
Our experience allows us to provide stress-free service, taking the pain out of the vaccination process by guiding the process and making arrangements as convenient as possible from start to finish – so you can focus more on the other important business matters.
Our professional team can work with you to communicate the programme to your staff, deliver everything required, and remove all the waste following the procedures.
Flexibility is something we are proud of, providing services that work around our clients, instead of the other way around. We can even create an online booking system that your staff can use to book their vaccination time, so they can choose a date and time convenient for them.
We offer highly competitive prices and aim to offer the best value for money in the market for workplace flu vaccinations. If you receive a lower quotation from another health provider, please let us know and we will try to match it.
Read our blog about the flu vaccine which answers some frequently asked questions.