Do you have a flu season staffing strategy and contingency plan?
It is no mystery that employee attendance can be greatly impacted by any illness during the year. The Flu Season is here and while on-site vaccination clinics and Flu Shot Programs can help prevent the flu, your workplace needs to be prepared for handling staffing.
Hindsight is 20/20. Look at your past flu season staffing and absenteeism. This will be your guide to how to prepare for the upcoming season. Take note if there was increased patient load during the previous Flu Season (October – May). Being proactive is the next step following vaccination of your employers, don’t wait for an epidemic to wreak havoc on your staffing situation.
Whether it’s because of staff illness or an increase of patients, it is better to have staffing resources available as opposed to a staffing frenzy. Follow the CDC’s Weekly U.S. Influenza Update, which is updated weekly from October through May.
Vaccination is the number one way to prevent the flu.
The CDC recommends vaccinations annually for almost every person over six months old – and receiving the shot in September or October each year gives you the best chance of staying healthy through the duration of the cold weather season.
Contact Mobile Health today to have us create your corporate On-Site Flu Vaccination Clinic.