Staying up-to-date on vaccines is one of the safest ways to protect your health and the health of people around you. The flu can be serious — even for people who are normally healthy.
Flu germs can spread when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. Someone also might get the flu by touching something that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. It’s easy to see how the flu can spread through a workplace, causing a spike in sick days and lost productivity. Symptoms of the flu to watch for include –
The best form of prevention is the flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. Other strategies include –
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are a good investment for flu season, and will help lower the chances of the flu wreaking havoc on your business.
Visit your primary care provider or local pharmacy for your flu shot, or visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/influenza to find other locations. National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 2 – 8, presenting an opportunity to promote flu vaccines to your employees.