Flu Vaccination

The 2014–2015 Flu Season – What You Need to Know

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season.

Influenza is a serious viral illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older.

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September 22nd, 2014|All, In the News|

Sign Your Company Up For An On-Site Flu Vaccine Clinic

IT’S FLU SEASON AGAIN

Access Medical is offering on-site influenza vaccine programs for your company

 WHY VACCINATE YOUR WORKFORCE?

  • BECAUSE VACCINATION IS CHEAPER THAN LOST PRODUCTIVITY!

The Statistics

Each healthy adult who gets the flu is likely to have:
    • 3 days absence from work
    • 5-6 days of light duty
    • 0.4 days absence looking after other people with the flu

Why offer flu shots to your employees?

    • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in    protecting against flu viruses.
    • Flu costs businesses approximately $10.4 billion annually.
    • Flu shots reduce lost workdays by 36-43%
    • On average, unscheduled absences cost employers $422 for every employee annually.
    • Company hosted on-site vaccination events are a cost effective way to make sure all employees have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

 Don’t procrastinate, get your company to vaccinate
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Don’t let the flu cripple your workforce’s productivity, schedule this year’s on-site vaccination program today!

By partnering with Access Medical Associates, your company can join the thousands of other businesses across the nation who offer on-site flu shots and other wellness services to their employees.  Your company will not only protect its bottom […]