“Did you get your flu shot yet?” is a question that you’ll often hear asked around the workplace during the flu season, which begins in October but comes into full swing December to February. Since flu season occurs in the winter, a common misconception is that the illness is caused by cold temperatures. The truth is, the influenza virus is what’s causing the flu, and winter’s lower temperatures are only a contributing factor to becoming ill.
In addition to the cold, many argue that the changes that people have in their lifestyles during winter—such as spending more time indoors with windows sealed—are primary contributing factors. As an employer, aside from having a worksite clinic that gives flu shots, it’s important to let your people know how they can put themselves at risk of the illness as an added measure to help them fight it. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2iL7sOF