2017-2018 Flu Season Update — And What to Do About It Now
When we blogged about the 2017-2018 flu season a few months ago, the situation was dire. Flu was widespread in 49 states, and thousands had been hospitalized.
Fortunately, the epidemic peaked in late February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported declining flu activity since early March. As of this writing, only four states still report widespread flu activity.
Although the worst appears to be over, it’s important to remember the human cost of this year’s flu season. More than 30,000 people were admitted to hospitals with flu-related complications. At least 160 children died.
Be prepared for next season.
Because the 2017-2018 epidemic was so severe, we expect increased demand for vaccinations this fall. The time to prepare with an employee flu clinic is now. Believe it or not, the 2018-2019 flu season starts in just five months.
Many of our clients are already booking flu vaccination clinics for the fall. Businesses lose billions every year to the flu—so offering flu shots for employees just makes common sense.
Stress-free flu clinics.
WCS takes the hassle out of flu vaccinations. Each WCS on-site employee flu clinic is managed by our expert program management team, using WCS’s very own staff. No subcontractors!
If you offer biometric screenings in the fall, it’s easy to add flu vaccinations. Employees can book appointments for both services at the same time.
Now is the perfect time to talk to us about your flu shot options. Contact us below to make sure your employees are protected for the upcoming season.