According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 111 million workdays and $7 billion are lost annually due to the flu. But jump on preventative measures like these now, even in late summer, and your team will be much better equipped to fight it.
Encourage flu shots. Host an onsite clinic or provide vaccination vouchers to local pharmacies; our flu shot offering inquiry form will help you decide which. Vaccine manufacturers last year estimated they’d provide between 157 and 168 million doses to the U.S. market through 2017. If all stays to plan, shipments may begin as early as this month and continue through September and October.
Plug good health habits. Common sense practices like covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and keeping hydrated can’t be reiterated enough.