How Employers Can Help Prevent Flu Epidemics in the Workplace

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Human Resource & Payroll Services And Solutions - Houston, Dallas, Austin - Texas www.hrp.net. Since the flu may affect people at any time of year, it is important for employers to help their workers find affordable vaccinations in the workplace.

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How Employers Can Help Prevent Flu Epidemics in the Workplace

  1. 1. Toll Free: 877.880.4477 Phone: 281.880.6525How Employers Can Help Prevent Flu Epidemics in the Workplace www.hrp.net
  2. 2. » Since the flu may affect people at any time of year, it is important for employers to help their workers find affordable vaccinations. Communities often host their own vaccination events, which are usually held in various locations.» In some areas, discounts may be offered to families with children or low incomes. Responsible employers should collect information about where such events are held locally in order to better provide for their staff members. www.hrp.net
  3. 3. » Being proactive enough to show employees how important these vaccinations are can be helpful to them and the business. If employees and their families are vaccinated, the likelihood of each one taking multiple sick days is lessened.» When flu epidemics hit, workplaces with vaccinated employees will remain productive. Another option is to partner with a pharmacy. Many local and chain pharmacies offer options that allow businesses to receive group discounts and offer lower vaccination prices to employees. www.hrp.net
  4. 4. » Employers who have the resources to offer on-site flu vaccination clinics may find this option agreeable. It makes access to vaccines both easy and affordable.» In many instances, employers choose to offer the vaccines free of charge to employees. Some may also provide low-cost vaccinations for employees family members.» This is an easy step to take for employers with existing on-site health clinics. However, workplaces without clinics may still host vaccination events. Employers can hire a pharmacy to conduct an on-site event, which can be set up in a quiet area with privacy. www.hrp.net
  5. 5. Employers opting for low-cost vaccinations offered by a local pharmacyof choice should take these steps: Select a pharmacy to offer flu vaccinations for employees. Make sure employees have enough time to visit the pharmacy and receive a vaccination. Send letters, flyers or other types of communication to employees about vaccinations. Place posters advertising the vaccinations in common areas of the workplace. Extend vaccination discounts to family members of employees. www.hrp.net
  6. 6. Employers choosing to offer on-site vaccination events should takethese steps: Highlight the importance of vaccinations to employees. Set a goal for workplace vaccinations. Designate a coordinator who has specific and important roles in the event. Evaluate the need for outside contracting. Ask employees for their input and opinions about vaccinations. Make sure the event is scheduled for the easiest times for employees to participate. Evaluate the demand versus the need for employee flu vaccinations. Businesses with multiple branches should try to offer vaccinations ateach branch. Ensure managers allow employees to participate in vaccination clinics. Think about offering discounts or free vaccinations to employees family members. www.hrp.net
  7. 7. Employers choosing to offer on-site vaccination events should takethese steps: Stress the importance of employee participation before the event. Offer incentives for participating such as rewards, refreshments or other benefits. Advertise the event with posters in common areas. Ensure the clinic location is private, quiet and comfortable. Ask managers and supervisors to be vaccinated first to set a good example. www.hrp.net
  8. 8. » Whether you offer vaccinations free of charge or for a fee, from an onsite clinic or through an offsite vendor, to employees only or employee families as well, the benefits to your business can be enormous.» The important thing is, dont wait too long. Your workplace well-being and your productivity are at stake. www.hrp.net
  9. 9. 14550 Torrey Chase, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77014 USA Toll Free : 877.880.4477 Phone : 281.880.6525 Fax : 281.866.9426 E-mail : info@hrp.net www.hrp.net

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