Corporate Flu Vaccinations
The Center for Disease Control recommends a yearly vaccination as the best way to prevent the flu. On average employees miss ½ - 5 days of work per year because of the flu. The flu costs employers about $10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults.
Employees that receive the flu shots experience significantly fewer influenza symptoms, have fewer doctors’ visits, and miss fewer work days due to illness. Specifically, individuals that have been vaccinated have:
- 13%-44% fewer health care/provider visits
- 18%-45% fewer lost workdays
- 18%-28% fewer work days with reduced productivity
Company hosted on-site vaccination events make getting the flu shot easy and convenient for employees. With each vaccinated employee the company faces less risk of spreading inner-office flu, saves on employee sick days, and increases productivity. On-site vaccination programs are a cost effective way to make sure all employees have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Click here for tips on hosting a flu shot clinic.
TotalWellness will work with you each step of the way to implement a successful corporate flu shot program. Onsite flu shot clinics are implemented by our network of over 5,000 nurses who are all specially trained on TotalWellness’ policies and procedures, allowing us to provide consistency and quality. Our no-hassle pricing includes nursing, vaccine, supplies, consent forms and VIS forms.
Flu Shot Vouchers
In addition to providing on-site vaccination programs, TotalWellness also offers two flu shot voucher programs. Flu shot vouchers can be provided as a stand-alone service or provided in conjunction with an on-site vaccination program.
Target Voucher Program
With the Target Voucher Program participants print out a voucher electronically and visit any Target Pharmacy or Target Clinic to receive their flu shot. There are over 1,600 Target Pharmacies nationwide open seven days a week. Employees are not required to make an appointment and can receive their shot during normal pharmacy or clinic hours.
National Pharmaceutical Services Voucher Program
With the National Pharmaceutical Services (NPS) Voucher Program participants can visit any pharmacy in the NPS network to receive a flu shot. Nearly 99.9% of pharmacies in the nation are within the network. Vouchers can be mailed to participants or provided electronically. Participants are not required to make an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q: How do I request a flu shot event?A: First, you will speak with one of our Account Executives who will go over how our events work. We will draft a service agreement for you including the number of shots you would like to order, the locations where you would like the shots administered, and the date and time you would like the event to be hosted. Upon receiving a completed service agreement, we try our best to schedule your event for the date and time requested. We recommend requesting flu shot events at least four to six weeks in advance. Call 888.434.4358 or click here to request your event.
Q: When should I get a flu shot?A: Flu shots are generally administered from mid-September to mid-November, but it is beneficial to get a flu shot anytime and to schedule your event early.
Q: Who should get a flu shot?A: In general, anyone interested in reducing their chance of getting the flu should get a flu shot.
Q: Who should not get a flu shot?A: People with a severe allergy to eggs or other components of the vaccine. People who are significantly ill with a fever. They would wait until symptoms subside before getting their flu shot. Children less than six months old. Possibly people with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). For the most detailed and current list, go to the Center for Disease Control.
Q: Should pregnant women or nursing mothers get the flu shot?A: As is noted in the CDC’s annual report on flu vaccine information and recommendations, experts consider the flu shot safe for pregnant women and breastfeeding women and their infants.Vaccination is recommended for women who will be pregnant during the flu season because of their increased risk for flu-related complications. However, certain states have enacted legislation about not giving mercury-containing vaccine to pregnant women.
Q: Does the flu shot carry any side effects?A: The most common side effect is soreness at the injection site. More rare side effects include allergic reactions and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). You also cannot get the flu from the flu shot. The virus in the flu shot is already dead.
Q: What is the minimum number of participants I need to hold an on-site flu shot event?A: We have a minimum order of 20 flu shot per event.
Q: Are participants required to pre-register for flu shots?A: No, we do not require employees to pre-register for their flu shot. However, to cut down on wait time and to make the event smooth and successful, we highly recommend that participants sign up in advance. Our proprietary tool, Register My Time lets employees schedule appointments online.
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