It's Time to Think About Flu Shots

It's Time to Think About Flu Shots

2576474_ML-184x184While we are all thrilled that summer is finally here, it's not too early to start thinking about flu season.

Our flu vaccination program is very popular, and we want you to get a time and day scheduled that works for you.  So call us soon to get on the schedule!

And in case you're still not convinced if paying for your employee's flu shots is a good investment, here's a few facts from the CDC...

Flu costs businesses approximately$10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults.

The flu indirectly costs employers about$76.7 million a year in employee absenteeism, presenteeism and other indirect costs.

Employers bear the brunt of indirect flu costs. For each episode of illness, a person has symptoms for five to six days and misses between a half day and five days of work.

Having the flu is as impairing to completing certain tasks as sleep deprivation or alcohol consumption.

Getting employees vaccinatedagainst the flu makes sound business sense. Research shows it can lower direct and indirect employer costs.
A 2006 study found that the cost effectiveness of influenza vaccination was $980 per quality adjusted life year (QALY)* saved in persons 65 years and older, and $28,000 per QALY saved in persons aged 50 to 64.  Healthy, immunized working adults experience significantly fewer days of influenza-like illnesses (ILI), have fewer doctor visits for ILIs and take fewer days off from work due to an ILI. Specifically, employees that have been vaccinated have 13% to 44% fewer health care/provider visits; 18% to 45% fewer lost workdays; and 18% to 28% fewer work days with reduced effectiveness.
*Note:  The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is a measure of disease burden that includes estimates of both the quality and the quantity of life lived. It is used to assess the relative value for money of a medical intervention.

Call us to schedule your flu clinic today at 1-800-694-6240!

SCHEDULE A FLU CLINIC AT YOUR LOCATION FOR 2013

Who:   For adults 18 years and older, employees, spouses, retirees

 

What:  Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

 

Where:  At your company(s), Registered Nurse personnel supporting your shifts.

 

When: Flu clinics tentatively beginning September 2013.

(Bio-Care will confirm you’re on site testing date(s) in August, 2013)

 

Why:  Influenza is a contagious disease.  It is caused by the influenza virus, which spreads from infected persons to the nose or throat of others.  It can cause: fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.  Influenza can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions.  On average, 226,000 people are hospitalized every year because of influenza and 36,000 die – mostly elderly.

 

Price$22.00 per person  

Service listing and invoicing provided, net 15 day payment

Insurance billing available, contact us to discuss your policies.

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