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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.

 

Symptoms
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:

 

  • Reduces absenteeism due to influenza by 25-35%
  • 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.