Nearly 111 million workdays are lost every year due to influenza according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is not surprising once you consider how infectious the flu is. Unfortunately, the fact that most employees are in an enclosed space and in close proximity with one another for eight hours a day makes it easy for the flu to spread.
You can help your employees avoid catching the flu by taking advantage of flu vaccination programs offered by occupational health services such as U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group. These flu shots for work can easily cut down the instances of influenza in the workplace, especially if you are able to achieve a vaccination rate of 100 percent—something that can be difficult due to prevalent myths about the flu vaccine: