Ordering corporate flu vaccinations has many benefits for your company, both obvious and not-so-obvious. The primary utility of these shots is to immunise a large group of people at the same time so that they can protect themselves from illness as well as create a net of herd immunity around those who are unable to be given the shot.
Let’s take a look at the advantages of undertaking corporate flu vaccinations.
Protection against viruses
The first and foremost reasons to use corporate flu vaccinations is that you can use them to protect a large portion of the workforce from getting sick. The advantage of having all your employees get immunised in the same batch is that you don’t need to worry about co-workers making each other sick, meaning you can maintain a close community of healthy workers.
Failing to undertake corporate flu vaccinations means people will people will more likely to get sick, come to work, and infect others before they notice their symptoms and take their own days off. This causes an almost unceasing cycle of employees taking sick days because they are infecting and re-infecting one another – a corporate flu vaccination eliminates this possibility.
Creating herd immunity
Another benefit of all co-workers getting corporate flu vaccinations is that it creates a bubble known as ‘herd immunity’ around those co-workers who can’t be vaccinated. Sometimes people will have delicate immune system or genetic issues that mean the shot isn’t going to work on them, which also means that contracting the virus kill them. This is why it’s important for these vulnerable people to be surrounded by co-workers and family members who HAVE been immunised, since it will stop the virus from getting to them in the first place.
When most of society is immunised, the small percentage who can’t be immunised are protected by the bubble of immunised people.
Reducing the sick days of your workers and staying competitive
Of course, there’s a clear financial utility to carrying out corporate flu vaccinations – they reduce the amount of sick leave that your workers take each year. When someone gets their shot, they become protected from the virus and therefore won’t get sick and then take any days off due to it.
This means that you won’t incur the economic cost to your business of those workers taking time of due to getting the virus. Corporate flu vaccinations effectively protect your bottom line from lots of workers taking time off for an illness that could have been avoided with some forward thinking.
Meanwhile, your competitors who failed to act and get shots organised for their workers will suffer when employees take sick days in large numbers. They may even need to shut down their business for certain periods because they don’t have enough staff available – avoid this at all costs!
Showing that you care
Another reason to organise corporate flu vaccinations for your workers is that it shows them, their families and the wider community that you business care to take a proactive public health step. Doing this will give relief to your employees and the local community as you will be helping to protect the health of everyone, not just within your business for selfish reasons.
Hopefully the above information helps you in making your choice to get shots organised for all your workers.