Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Real Cost of the Flu: Why You Should Get Flu Shots for Employees

The flu puts an average American adult out of commission for a few days and cost as much as $5.8 billion in 2015, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

This is a staggering amount considering that it’s “just the flu”. These costs, said the study, can be attributed to medical bills (visits and medications) and lost revenue for businesses as a result of reduced productivity on the work floor.

If you are an employer who has not looked at the flu as a serious threat or impediment to your operations, then this study should be a wake-up call for you. It’s time to rethink your workplace health program and make sure to offer flu shots for work. Read more from this blog:

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