43% fewer sick days!

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It’s been reported that workers who get flu shots use 43% fewer sick days than those who don’t. When you consider that over 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related illness every year this is an astounding statistic.

Yearly vaccinations start in September. Do you encourage employees to get a flue shot? One company sets aside an afternoon where employees take one hour shifts to leave the office,  get their immunization, then return and another employee does the same. In one afternoon the entire office is done!

Many drug store chains and medical offices offer fast and inexpensive avenues for obtaining the flu shot. Also check local news sources as many churches and civic groups also make them available, often at no charge.

You can find flu-related information for businesses, including checklists and links, from the CDC.