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Why you should consider flu vaccines for your employees

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

It’s probably the last thing on your mind in this sunshine, but flu season is fast approaching and with it the tissues, the headaches, the sick days... Providing flu vaccines for your employees can minimise the headache of managing absence, as well as keeping you and your employees healthy and happy.

Did you know flu vaccines are custom made each year to combat the ever changing flu virus?

The flu virus changes from season to season, undergoing continuous genetic variation, which is why it is so good at evading the body's immune system. This is also why people can catch the flu time and time again. Vaccine manufacturers analyse samples of the virus from all around the world in an effort to predict which strains are likely to be most prolific and pose the most threat each year, and make the vaccine accordingly.

Vaccine suppliers need to place their order with the manufacturer well in advance as stocks are made according to demand each year.

A man holding a tissue towards his nose.
The flu virus changes from season to season which is why it is important to get vaccinated regularly.

We can't comment on others' vaccination programs, but... here are some great reasons why you should consider flu vaccines for your employees with AHM:

  • Minimise sickness absence – the flu vaccine reduces the chances of employees becoming ill and needing time off work. If they do still get the flu (no vaccine is 100% effective) then their symptoms may be less severe.

  • Reduce the spread of infection – similarly, by providing some employees with immunity, it reduces the number of opportunities for the virus to spread. This means less sickness over all, both at work and at home.

  • Healthy, happy, productive workforce – offering a free vaccine shows your employees you care about their wellbeing. Employees who are healthy and happy at work are likely to be more productive and loyal to their employer. We also provide Flu FAQs for those who aren’t sure whether it’s right for them.

  • Minimal downtime – It only takes a few minutes per person… We come to you on a convenient date, and provide all paperwork for employees to complete before we arrive. All they have to do is pop along at an agreed time, have a quick chat with the nurse, have their vaccination and they’re free to go back to work.

  • Flexibility – need to accommodate different shifts / different sites / catch people at specific times? Tell us what you need and we’ll make it work.

  • Clinically sound – We use mobile temperature controlled fridges to transport our vaccines and our nurses carry all appropriate clinical supplies and equipment to every site. The nurse will always check the vaccine is suitable for each individual before administering it, and give advice about aftercare.

Flu vaccines at competitive prices

If you’ve never had flu vaccines with us before, contact us now for a competitive quote – we come to you & provide all resources & paperwork.

If you’d like to secure your vaccines for the next flu season, please contact us now with some preferred dates and approximate number of willing recipients.

Either send us a message or call us on 01227 451233.




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