Workplace Flu Vaccinations

Keep your employees healthy! We provide workplace flu shots for businesses in London.

You can now contact us to book your appointment for our seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations for the 2017/2018 season.


What is Flu (Influenza)?

True influenza is an extremely unpleasant and debilitating illness. It is usually of sudden onset with headache, fever, sweating, shivering, aching limbs and a general feeling of being most unwell. It can be complicated by a sore throat and cough, and is almost always succeeded by a feeling of general debility - a loss of energy and enthusiasm, making everything seem like too much of an effort! These symptoms may go on for some time after the illness, but they will gradually clear.

Due to influenza’s contagious nature, it can increase sickness absence in the workplace, accounting for a significant proportion of time lost from work during the winter season. During the swine flu pandemic of 2009, employee absence cost UK businesses nearly £17bn, with an average direct cost of £595 per employee. For this reason, many employers now partake in a regular flu vaccination programme.

Actual treatment options for flu are quite limited, and for symptomatic relief, people who develop flu are commonly off work for more than a week. Vaccination is the only available option for prevention of the illness. This is preferable to trying to treat the infection once it has developed. Anti-viral treatments  (e.g. tamiflu) act to limit the virus from spreading rather than preventing the illness from developing in the first place.

Flu Vaccinations - Common Questions

Can I get the flu from the vaccine?

No. The viruses in the flu vaccination are inactive, so you cannot contract flu from the vaccines themselves.

When should I have the flu jab?

The best time to have a flu vaccination is in the autumn, from the beginning of October to early November. You can also have the vaccine later in the winter, but please check to ensure there are vaccines left.

How do I book a flu vaccination appointment?

Contact us today to book flu vaccinations for your business >

 

Appointments are now being made for both on-site flu sessions (with a nurse) and appointments at the clinic. Appointment dates are available from Wednesday 3rd October.

 

If you book an on-site flu vaccination programme, we will provide you with a fact sheet on influenza, including contraindication details, which you can make available to your employees. This will provide them with information on the benefits of having the flu vaccination. Previous experience shows that, if employees are given advice in advance of an immunisation programme, they are more accepting and the number of employees seeking vaccination is generally greater.


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