How financial institutions are exposed to the flu virus

Financial institutions are generally considered to include banks (both commercial banks and central banks), insurance companies, mortgage companies and savings and loans associations. All these organisations include high value employees dealing with critical client requirements, and hence your duty as an employer is to provide a safe and comfortable working environment, and that includes protecting your staff and clients from an outbreak of the flu virus.

Flu is an acute respiratory illness which can create uncomfortable symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, blocked and runny nose, headaches, fever and chills, aches and pains and tiredness. In vulnerable people or in those with underlying health conditions, however, the effects can be far more severe and can result in hospitalisation and, in extreme cases, death. You can learn more about the flu virus by downloading our Flu Factsheet here.

Protect your financial institution with the flu vaccine

The flu vaccine is formulated each year to guard against new strains of the virus, so if you book an annual flu vaccination with FluClinic2You your financial institution will always be protected against new mutations of the virus. The flu vaccine will:

  • Reduce the chances of infection
  • Reduce the effects and duration of the symptoms
  • Prevent transmission of the virus to other people
  • Protect vulnerable people from more severe symptoms

If you book now for a flu vaccination programme, we will also be able to deliver operational benefits to your organisation, such as:

  • Reduce absenteeism and associated costs
  • Boost productivity
  • Improve morale and inclusivity
  • Improve your employee benefits package

Our professional flu vaccination programme

We offer a mobile flu vaccination programme which provides an on-site service to suit the needs of your organisation. We offer you:

  • A tailored service aimed at minimising disruption to your daily operations
  • Time with the nurse and clinicians to ask questions and learn more about the flu vaccine
  • A friendly, welcoming and professional service
  • No minimum people requirements for booking

You can learn more about our on-site flu vaccination service by downloading our Service Brochure or you can book now with FluClinic2You and ensure that your staff are receiving the best quality flu vaccination service available. Our clinical experience is coupled with our friendly and personable approach to deliver the high standard of service that your employees deserve, so contact FluClinic2You and book your flu vaccination today.

Did you know?

Flu viruses undergo periodic changes and mutations, necessitating annual flu vaccinations.

Each year’s vaccine is specifically formulated to target the prevalent strains expected during that particular flu season, ensuring optimal protection.

Quick FAQs

The ‘flu’ is short for Influenza, which is an acute respiratory illness due to infection with the influenza virus.

The virus can last for up to 7 – 10 days, common symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked / Runny Nose
  • Fever / Chills
  • Fatigue

In severe cases of the virus, patients may require hospital admission which can take a large toll on the body.

At FluClinic2You, we provide the quadrivalent flu vaccine to our clients. This vaccine works against 4 different strains of the virus.

The vaccine will help prevent people from getting the flu, reduce the severity of symptoms if they were to catch the flu and also prevent transmission of the influenza virus around the workplace.

This will ultimately help reduce employee absence days and costs and hopefully boost productivity in the workplace!

Influenza vaccinations play a crucial role in safeguarding public health due to several key reasons:

  • Prevention of Illness: The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. By receiving a flu vaccine, you significantly reduce the risk of contracting the flu. Even if you do get infected, the vaccine can help lessen the severity and duration of the illness, ensuring a quicker recovery and reducing potential complications like pneumonia or hospitalization.
  • Protection of Vulnerable Populations: Certain groups, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems, are more susceptible to severe flu-related complications. By getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also help to protect vulnerable people, reducing the likelihood of transmitting the virus to them and preventing potentially serious consequences.
  • Community Immunity (Herd Immunity): When a significant portion of a population is immunized against the flu, it establishes a collective defence mechanism known as herd immunity. This shield makes it more challenging for the flu virus to spread within the community, ultimately protecting those who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical reasons or those for whom the vaccine may be less effective. By opting for vaccination, you actively contribute to the overall health and well-being of your community.
  • Alleviating Healthcare System Burden: Flu outbreaks can place a considerable burden on healthcare systems, leading to a surge in hospitalizations and medical visits. By getting vaccinated, you significantly lower your risk of contracting the flu and requiring medical attention. This, in turn, helps alleviate the strain on healthcare facilities, ensuring that resources are readily available for individuals with other urgent medical needs.
  • Prevention of Coinfections: Influenza can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to secondary bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. By proactively preventing the flu through vaccination, you reduce the likelihood of experiencing these potentially severe secondary infections, thereby safeguarding your overall health.