While all efforts are currently focused on tackling COVID-19 crisis, it’s important we don't forget about another serious health challenge that we will have to face soon – the flu. Flu is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract, usually characterised by a fever, chills, headache, aching muscles, joint pain, and fatigue. It can be particularly serious in older adults and people with underlying health conditions but can affect anyone, forcing them to take time off work. Public Health England estimates that an average of 8,000 people die from flu related complications in England each year.
Flu is a highly infectious illness which spreads rapidly in closed communities and even people with mild or no symptoms can infect others. Because of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that you have an effective plan in place for the 2021/22 flu season to protect those employees at risk, prevent ill-health and minimise disruption to your business. Workplace vaccination programmes have many potential benefits for your organisation, as they can help to:
•Prevent transmission of the flu among the staff
•Reduce employees’ absence and presenteeism due to sickness
•Improve productivity in the workplace
•Support workplace risk assessments and enhance safety measures
•Boost staff’s confidence and morale
At Corazon Health we can help you prepare for the upcoming flu season by offering our flu vaccination clinics at your workplace and flu vaccination vouchers that can be used across multiple locations. If you would like to find out more about our flu vaccination programme, have a look at our guides below or get in touch with us.