What is the flu?
Influenza (flu) is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract, usually characterised by a fever, chills, headache, aching muscles, joint pain and fatigue. It is a highly infectious virus different to the common cold, and spreads rapidly in closed communities.
Why get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine remains the best defence we have against the flu and protects those people who are most vulnerable. Certain groups of people are at higher risk from the flu, including adults aged 65 and over, those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women, social care workers and frontline health.
Why workplace vaccination?
Now more than ever, employers need to start thinking about and planning for how to best prepare and support their employees from a health and safety, educational and legal perspective.
Benefits of workplace vaccination include the following:
- Reduce cost by decreasing time missed from work to get vaccinated.
- Reduce cost by reducing absences due to illness, resulting in improved productivity.
- Improves morale, health, convenience, and reduces absenteeism.