Your Flu Vaccine. How to Get Your Corporate Vaccinations or Workplace Flu Shots?
Influenza is a contagious, viral infection that has been affecting the respiratory systems of humans and animals for thousands of years. In people, symptoms generally present one to four days following contact with the contagion and may include fever, cough, runny nose and fatigue. This seasonal illness is typically prevalent from late fall to the spring.There are four types of the flu virus: A, B, C and D. Types A, and B are the most common, they are typically responsible for the seasonal flu season experienced globally. Type C is rare; it is believed to cause respiratory illness, however, nowadays it is not thought to be a significant factor causing the seasonal flu. Type D is thought only to affect cattle and cannot be passed to humans. Types A and B can be further subdivided, and that breakdown is the basis for creating the various versions of the flu vaccine in use today.
The Flu Vaccine
Due to the nature of flu, the virus can quickly mutate and evolve. Therefore, the flu shot you received last year may not adequately protect you from the dominant version of the virus presenting this year. For this reason, the virus continues to cause about 290,000 to 650,000 deaths globally each year.
Scientists have been working on creating a flu vaccine since the 1930s. As they conducted more research, the vaccine became more effectual and today’s vaccine addresses many more components than the original version. Unfortunately, it is still a moving target, and each year the effectiveness is unknown until well into the flu season. Even in less effective years, getting a flu shot decreases the likelihood you will become infected with the influenza virus.
Workplace Flu Shots
The average person spends approximately one-third of their lifetime working. In your home, you have direct control over the germs that will enter and exit, and to what you are exposed. Especially if your office is large; between staff, visiting consultants, delivery personnel and customers, a countless number of interactions may occur each day. Each contact provides multiple opportunities for germ contact.
Vaxsmart understands the common workplace dilemma we all face; which is why we offer corporate flu vaccinations. Supporting a health-conscious corporate culture is essential in today’s workforce. As the millennial generation begins to impact office policy and benefits, more and more health conscious and life balance activities are seeping into the office environment. A flu vaccine is recommended by the centre for disease control (CDC) to prevent the spread of the influenza virus. It is promoted as one of the top actions you can implement in your daily life to prevent illness, in conjunction with frequent hand washing and covering your mouth when sneezing and coughing.
Vaxsmart is a Sydney based company of registered nurses who travel to your office or workplace and provide flu vaccinations. Call us on 0410 022 176 to arrange for one of our caring nurses to provide workplace flu shots for your company. For your convenience, you can also book your appointment online. We are licensed and insured, aiming to provide the highest quality care for you and your co-workers.