Influenza causes more than 1,000,000 work days to be lost each year
The impact of the Flu Season
Influenza thrives in workplace environments infecting around 1 in 4 people each winter
Once infected, a contagious employee may have up to 3 days before symptoms appear, giving the virus opportunity to be passed to colleagues, customers, and family members through normal everyday contact.
Absence from work due to the flu generally last around 3 to 5 days, but an employee's productivity can be affected for up to two weeks whilst they fully recover.
What is Influenza?
Influenza, commonly known as "the Flu", is a highly contagious virus that can affect the entire body. It is easily spreadable and is contagious even before symptoms appear.
As with strains such as H1N1, influenza can be severe and cause complications, or even death in individuals who have underlying symptoms or chronic diseases.
Flu symptoms can develop between 1 to 3 days after someone is infected. Symptoms include: coughing, muscle/joint pains, fatigue, fever & chills, headaches, and sneezing.
Incubation Period: 24 to 72 hours
Symptoms: 3 to 7 days
Recovery: Up to 2 weeks
Offering flu vaccinations to your employees allows your business to:
-Reduce Absenteeism due to influenza by 25% to 35%
-Promote a healthy workforce
-Demonstrates your company's interest in the workforce health and wellbeing
-Increases the work's "Herd Community" to reduce the spread of the virus
-Limits employee disruption and increased workloads for employees that are not infected
-Reduce absences due to medical appointments