Medical experts recommend getting the flu shot every year.
However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more crucial than ever to get this yearly vaccine.
Flu Shots Can Prevent Overwhelming the Health System
The U.S. health system is already overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19.
Getting a flu shot, and doing so early, will help reduce the burden on hospitals, healthcare workers, and the health system in general. Mark Thompson, an epidemiologist in the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told NPR: “No year is a good year to get the flu, but this year — with COVID-19 also raging — it’s especially bad.”
Those who normally elect not to get the vaccine should make it a priority to get one this year … even those who usually wouldn’t see the doctor for the flu, or that believe that the shot doesn’t work for them. The flu includes many of the same symptoms as COVID-19, which could prompt people to book a doctor appointment or head to the ER if they feel flu-like symptoms.
It’s better to be safe than sorry—especially considering that health experts do not know what to expect if someone were to contract both viruses.
Vaccine-Makers Preparing More Doses Than Ever
Vaccine-makers are preparing to launch a massive campaign against the flu amid the pandemic.
Plans are already in order for immunization drives in public spaces, such as churches and supermarket parking lots—as well as socially distanced vaccine appointments held indoors.
Suppliers are readying 190 million doses of the flu vaccine for deployment across the U.S. this fall, which is 20 million more doses than in a typical year.
The Benefit of Company-Wide Flu Shots
Avoid a company-wide epidemic by hosting a mobile flu shot clinic for your business.
The flu can easily spread throughout the workplace, and workers infected with the virus may not even show symptoms for a few days while they are contagious. Productivity is always impeded when an employee comes down with the flu but, this year, your worksite could face an even bigger roadblock if employees are thought to have COVID-19.
Keep your productivity high, even in the peak of flu season, by offering company-wide flu shots with a mobile flu shot event. Furthermore, showing that your company cares about the health of its employees can boost engagement and morale.
How to Host a Mobile Flu Shot Clinic With Worksite Medical
Hosting a flu vaccine clinic is simple, especially when you use a medical company that already travels to work sites on a daily basis.
Worksite Medical has a fleet of mobile medical vehicles, and we will prepare the events to be quick, thorough, and without much disruption. Your workers can come directly into the vehicle to receive their vaccinations from experienced, trained medical technicians, then get back right back to work.
Furthermore, if you’re near Ellwood City, PA or Belcamp, MD, you can send your team to one of our standalone clinics.
In just one day, your team can remain protected throughout the entire flu season.
Contact Worksite Medical to book your mobile flu shot clinic today, and stay ahead of flu season. Complete the form below to get started, or call us at 1-844-622-8633. Not sure if we cover your area? Check out our coverage map HERE.
*Note: Worksite Medical does not accept insurance for flu shot clinics.