VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flu season is here, and the universal message coming from anyone in the medical profession is, “Get a flu shot now.”
To help combat the flu early this year and avoid unwanted sick days, one national health care provider is offering businesses a very convenient method of delivering care – they’ll come to you.
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, a leading operator of occupational healthcare and urgent care centers in the nation, said today it is offering to visit businesses on-site and provide flu vaccination shots to employees, starting October 1.
“The timing, severity, and length of the flu season varies from one season to another. It’s virtually impossible to predict what will happen this flu season,” said Dr. Mark Pucek, Chief Medical Officer for U.S. HealthWorks. “Many people have good intentions, but delay getting a flu shot. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to make it as easy as possible to be vaccinated and decrease the likelihood of the flu spreading in the workplace.”
Under the program, a U.S. HealthWorks clinician will visit businesses and administer flu vaccinations and also provide educational information on flu prevention. The on-site program is available to businesses providing vaccinations for 25 or more employees and in the vicinity of a U.S. HealthWorks location.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says a flu vaccine is needed every season for two reasons. First, the body’s immune response from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.
CDC recommends everyone receive vaccination in October. Immunity develops 9-14 days after immunization.
To set up a date and time for U.S. HealthWorks to administer flu shots at your business, or for more information regarding this program, contact a nearby U.S. HealthWorks. For a directory of centers, visit www.USHealthWorks.com.
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 244 medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000 people, including approximately 800 medical providers. Our centers collectively serve more than 13,000 patients each day, providing quality medical care to help employees return to work and allow employers to effectively manage claims and reduce lost work time. U.S. HealthWorks also offers special early return-to-work, injury prevention, and ergonomics programs. For more information, please visit www.ushealthworks.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.