While the weather is warm, preventing the flu is not usually top of mind for most healthcare consumers. But for employers, it’s not too early to start planning for the impending 2019-2020 season. Ideally your employees will be vaccinated in the early fall, giving their body enough time to build antibodies before the season is in full swing. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a guide to help you plan a flu immunization program that engages your employees early and decreases the likelihood that members of your workforce will become a costly flu-related statistic. Our eBook, The Employer’s Guide to Preparing for Flu Season, will take you through:
- Why early planning is critical to the success of your program. Don’t miss out on the best dates for your activities and ensure you do everything possible to drive participation.
- Specific questions to ask your vendor to craft the best program for your employees. The devil is often in the details – you’ll want to address everything from technology offerings, cost of services, and convenience. Avoid a “gotcha” moment and do a deep dive on all the elements of a program to ensure it meets your requirements.
- A communication checklist to ensure you cover all your bases including dispelling flu myths, promoting healthy everyday habits, and educating employees on the importance and safety of vaccinations.
- Actionable steps you can take to motivate your employees to participate in all your activities related to your flu prevention program: leadership involvement, incentive ideas, and how to use statistics to your benefit.
Prevention programs can be overwhelming, but with the right partner and this handy guide, flu season can pass without so much as a sneeze.