How flu affects manufacturing companies

Your manufacturing business relies on people and the efficient operation of machinery and equipment, so you need fit, healthy and reliable operators and that means protecting them from the most contagious virus in the UK. Book your flu vaccine today.

The symptoms of flu include coughing, sneezing, blocked and runny nose, fever/chills and fatigue. All these symptoms can affect a person’s performance at work, but this is particularly critical in a manufacturing environment where concentration and focus is key, and physical ability is essential. Any manufacturing employee suffering from flu can result in health and safety risks to themselves and to others, while productivity can also be hit. Absenteeism will also lead to escalating costs that the business may not be able to sustain. Download our Flu Factsheet to learn more about flu.

The benefits of a flu vaccination programme

Our corporate flu vaccination programme can:

  • Reduce absenteeism and associated costs
  • Boost morale and productivity
  • Promote fairness and inclusivity
  • Become part of an appealing employee benefits package

What does a flu vaccination programme do?

Mobile flu vaccinations from FluClinic2You are a tailored package designed to work around the specific needs of your business. Our team of expert clinicians create a friendly and relaxed experience where your employees can learn about the flu virus and how the vaccine protects them. You can download our Service Brochure to learn more about our on-site flu vaccination service. Our flu vaccine:

  • Protects the employee and reduces the chances of contracting flu
  • Reduces the flu symptoms hence enabling a quicker recovery back to work
  • Prevents transmission to other employees
  • Protects vulnerable employees within the workforce
  • Is developed as a new formulation each year to specifically combat new mutations of the flu virus

By having an entire workforce vaccinated you are creating herd immunity and therefore reducing the chance of a virus spreading. This also alleviates the burden on healthcare systems, so book a flu vaccination now.

Protect your employees from the flu virus with FluClinic2You

Our on-site flu vaccination service is the trouble-free way to protect your employees from flu. Flu is an acute respiratory illness which can affect people from between two to seven days, but can have more severe health consequences for vulnerable people, so as an employer of a manufacturing company you have a duty to protect your employees and provide a safe and healthy working environment. You can ensure this by booking a flu vaccination programme with FluClinic2You 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.