The shortage of supply in the flu vaccine this year has increased the chances that people will catch the flu. This year, about 20 percent of adults are expected to catch the flu. Every year, American businesses lose billions of dollars in sick days. Experts also estimate that the economy will lose about $20 billion in productivity to workers who are influenced by the flu. Here are some of the best ways to prevent the office flu and prevent your employees from joining the statistics.
Best Ways to Prevent the Office Flu:
- Make sure sick people stay home. It will allow them to properly recover and stop the spread of illness to colleagues. Losing one employee for one day will prevent losing many for weeks.
- Employees should get the flu vaccination. It’s offered at all of our AFC Urgent Care locations.
- Build a “Fight the Office Flu Kits” for the office. The kit should include sanitary supplies and disinfectants.
Many see the flu as a minor distraction or inconvenience, but to many it can be fatal. Given the cost of the flu, it makes sense to take preventive measures to protect your employees.
Come get a flu shot at our New Britain AFC urgent care center where we have professionals available 7 days a week. We’re open 7 days a week, no appointment needed. Questions? Give us a call at 860-357-6899.