Flu Shots

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

Full recovery from the flu can take up to two weeks depending upon the following:

Immune system

-Those individuals with depressed immune function i.e. chronic illness such as asthma, heart diseases, HIV, diabetes take much longer time to recuperate than their healthy counterparts.

Age of individual

-Those aged 5 and younger or 65 and older usually take longer to recover from the effects of the flu virus.

Medical treatment

-Those afflicted seeking medical attention earlier have a faster recovery than those waiting after symptoms present themselves.

Benefits of Employee vaccinations

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

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Advanced Health and Wellness

13661 Vermarion
Houston, TX 77070
Advanced Health and Wellness:(281) 469-4156
World Wellness Research:(281) 469-4436

Office Hours

Monday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


We know you have many choices when choosing a doctor in Houston, TX, so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please call as soon as possible. Charges may be incurred for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before scheduled appointment time.

Payment Policies

We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. We also offer a flexible payment plan. Please see our Financial Coordinator for details.

Insurance and Billing

We are a private pay practice and do not seek payment from insurance companies. As a courtesy, we do provide HCFA approved claim forms for patients to apply for reimbursement from their own insurance carrier. Qualifications for insurance coverage on laboratory testing may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure, therefore please contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan.

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