Don’t let the flu cost your business
Med Pak has partnered with Abbott to help you make this winter the healthiest one yet.
Did you know that more than R19 billion is lost because of absenteeism due to illness in South Africa every year? Influenza (commonly known as flu) is the most significant contributor to absenteeism due to illness in South African companies.
Flu is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. The workplace is a common breeding ground for the flu virus, particularly where people work in close proximity to each other for long periods of time.
Flu can result in significant complications. Each year in South Africa nearly 10 000 deaths and 40 000 hospitalisations are estimated to occur due to flu.
How can you reduce absenteeism and maintain productivity this winter?
The most effective way to prevent flu is through vaccination. Implementing an annual flu vaccination program within the workplace is an effective way to stop flu transmission among employees, their families and customers. In-house flu vaccination programs have been proven to be profitable and protects the business environment, resulting in lower absenteeism, maintaining productivity and reducing medical costs.
Benefits of flu vaccination:
- Results in a significant reduction in hospitalisations
- Clinical effectiveness has been proven in children, adults and the elderly
High risk groups include:
- The Elderly
- Existing Medical Conditions
- Immune Deficiency
- Nursing Home Residents
- Children’s & Babies