HOW CAN FLU SHOTS HELP MY COMPANY?
Disease prevention is by far the most cost effective way to keep healthcare costs in check. Influenza vaccination of employees in the workplace is a simple yet significant way to reduce both healthcare costs and productivity losses associated with influenza illness.
Studies of adults aged <65 years have reported that vaccination can reduce both direct medical costs and indirect costs from work absenteeism:
13%--44% in healthcare provider visits
18%--45% in lost workdays
18%--28% in days working with reduced effectiveness, and
25% in antibiotic use for influenza-associated illnesses.
Providing influenza vaccinations for employees
can translate into significant cost savings for companies of all sizes!
WHO CAN PROVIDE THIS PROTECTION FOR US?SHOTS, etc. is a company that specializes in providing vaccinations to adults in the workplace.
Because SHOTS, etc. is a reputable provider of mass vaccinations, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has mandated us to educate and vaccinate as many adults as possible when we have the opportunity. The primary time we choose to target these groups of people is during the fall, primarily October through mid-December when giving influenza vaccinations to adults in the workplace. In the United States, influenza vaccination should continue through the end of February and should be available until the end of June for unvaccinated persons traveling to the Southern Hemisphere
HOW DOES THIS FLU APPOINTMENT WORK?SHOTS, etc. will send a licensed/registered nurse who specializes in vaccinations to your location to administer influenza vaccinations to those who wish to participate. This appointment is made for a date and time most convenient for your needs and is publicized to your employees using posters and email notification. Because it is reported that only 25% of all adults are up-to-date on their recommended routine adult immunizations, we also offer Tetanus/Diphtheria boosters and Pneumonia vaccinations-two of the most important vaccinations that we all need. One week before your appointment date, we email to your company’s Contact Person a pre-appointment education sheet to be distributed to all employees by email or paycheck insert. This information helps each employee understand what they need to know about the vaccines that will be offered at the appointment and allows them to make informed decisions about their health, rather than just saying “I don’t like shots.”
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?Many companies choose to offer influenza vaccination to their employees at no charge as a benefit. This practice encourages a higher participation rate, thus decreasing the likelihood that influenza and its fallout will wreak havoc on their company. Others choose to offer the option of payroll deduction, a perk that employees also greatly appreciate. Even those companies that offer the vaccinations at full employee expense show a commitment to providing a quick, easy and convenient way for their employees to get their vaccinations, rather than the greater expense of time and money spent getting them elsewhere. Also, if your company offers Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts, we can provide receipts to your employees for reimbursement. Your employees will definitely appreciate you for this opportunity, even if they have to pay for the vaccinations themselves!
WHAT ARE THE LEGAL LIABILITIES FOR OUR COMPANY?Our “informed consent” release statement, which everyone is required to sign prior to receiving a vaccination, serves to protect your company from legal responsibility relative to the services provided by SHOTS, etc. All of our nurses are specifically trained in giving these vaccinations and each one is fully insured with professional coverage. Furthermore, our company holds all of the required licensing and liability protection to allow us to provide our services on our clients’ premises.
NOW THAT ALL OF MY QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Call or email us
TODAY for your company’s appointment
with SHOTS, etc.
You will be very glad you did!