57% of Workplaces Have In-House Flu Shot Clinics, Says Poll
Yes, it’s flu season again. Getting the flu vaccine is one of the best ways to avoid becoming sick. And employers can make it very convenient for workers to get vaccinated by holding in-house flu shot clinics. So how many workplaces have such clinics?
We recently asked if you provide an in-house flu vaccine clinic for employees and were pleased to see that 57% said yes.
The other 43% should consider holding a flu shot clinics in their workplaces. In-house flu clinics are not only convenient for workers but also cost-effective. For example, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, workplace immunization programs provide employers with a return on investment of over $60 for each worker vaccinated.
Organizing a flu clinic in-house is easy, especially if you have onsite medical staff. Use this checklist to plan your workplace flu vaccination clinic, promote it to workers, provide vaccines and evaluate the clinic’s success.
You can also hire a health care agency, such as a private nursing agency, to run a flu clinic at your workplace.
To learn more about handling flu and pandemics in the workplace, such as encouraging workers to practice proper cough etiquette and an infographic you can hang in your workplace to educate workers on the flu and flu prevention tips, go to the OHS Insider’s Pandemic & Flu Planning Compliance Centre.