When temperatures begin to dip and the days get shorter, the seasonal flu rears up to make its presence known. While it may be easy to dismiss the flu as an annual annoyance, influenza is a dangerous illness that should be taken seriously by employers and workers alike. According to the CDC, influenza causes approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
The best line of defense against severe illness due to the flu virus is the seasonal flu vaccine, and Mercy Occupational Medicine offers in-clinic and on-site flu vaccinations to help protect your workforce from this potentially deadly and costly disease. Mercy uses the latest quadrivalent vaccine, protecting you and your employees from the four most common seasonal flu strains.
The CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive the flu vaccine each year (with few exceptions) — and it recommends doing so before flu season peaks from December to February. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk for developing serious complications.
Mercy Urgent Care can help ensure your workforce is protected with flu vaccinations for your employees. To learn about on-site flu vaccination clinics for your business, contact Jon Medin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.252.3443.