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As workplaces begin to return to normal, optimising productivity is critical. Organising flu vaccines for your employees is a sensible step to keep your workforce fit and healthy, and shows them you are prioritising their health.
Vaccination take up also increases significantly when staff have a convenient option to quickly get their jab whilst at work, via a ‘group flu vaccine clinic’.
This flu season, NEPIC members can benefit from an exclusive 10% discount for onsite flu vaccination clinics, coordinated by new members Medacs Occupational Health.
Costs are very affordable, with each vaccine priced at just over £14 with the discount*. This is less than some high street pharmacies charge, and does not rely on staff arranging their own jabs.
Up to 80 vaccinations can be done in a single day, with workers booked into slots and back at their workstations within minutes. Businesses with a smaller number of employees can book a half day clinic (40 workers), or collaborate with neighbouring businesses, with each charged only for the number of vaccines given to their staff.
- Doesn’t the NHS provide free flu jabs anyway?
Free flu jabs are only available for the over 50s and clinically vulnerable, and those workers will need to take time out to book their appointment and visit their GP or pharmacist. Many won’t bother but would have a vaccination if conveniently provided at work, along with their younger colleagues.
- Should we provide vouchers for staff to get their flu jabs themselves?
Employers often choose this as an easier route but takeup is low as staff need to take time out from work to go and get their vaccination and many don’t bother. Offering a convenient vaccination service at your own premises is the best way to maximise takeup.
- Aren’t flu risks reduced this year as we have all been more socially distant?
No. There was less flu transmission last year due to lockdowns but because we have now had limited exposure to current strains, the impact is predicted to be twice as bad this year and the NHS is expecting a surge in cases.
- Are there are risks associated with having both flu and covid vaccines?
There are no known risks. Recent data suggests that flu vaccines can actually increase protection against COVID as well.
- When is the best time to have a flu vaccine?
We generally advise that clinics are booked in October to ensure protection for the whole winter flu season. However, vaccine stocks need to be reserved earlier (September) as shortages frequently occur and flu vaccines have a long manufacturing lead in time.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us direct on 01642 495420
External URL: https://www.medacs.com/flu-and-vaccines