Why you need to understand the risks of the flu virus

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the transmission of the flu virus between people. Universities are an establishment where people are in close proximity all day, every day, and share materials and equipment, as well as touching the same light switches, door handles and hand rails, so between the students and staff, universities present one of the most attractive environments for the flu virus.

If you are infected with the flu virus you will experience uncomfortable symptoms for between two to seven days. These can include coughing and sneezing, runny nose, headaches, aches and pains, fever and chills and fatigue. However, vulnerable groups and those people with underlying health conditions can experience far more severe symptoms. So the best way to protect the people under your care from a flu outbreak is to book now for a flu vaccination with FluClinic2You.

Click here to learn more about flu with our Flu Factsheet

Our on-site flu vaccination service

At FluClinic2You we have a wealth of experience in providing flu vaccination clinics in many different working environments and industry sectors. We have fine-tuned our package to be flexible and practical to your organisational needs, while also providing a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where your students and staff can learn more about the flu virus and the flu vaccine.

We aim to tailor our flu vaccination service to your needs, in order to minimise disruption to your daily operations and ensure that vital learning and studying can continue while we administer this essential health service. Click here to download our Service Brochure to learn more about what we do.

What does the flu vaccine do?

If you book now for an on-site flu vaccination with FluClinic2You your university organisation will be protected from the flu virus and will see other great benefits. The flu vaccine will:

  • Reduce the chances of students and staff contracting flu
  • Reduce how badly the symptoms effect people and how long they last for
  • Reduce transmission of the virus between people
  • Protect vulnerable people from experiencing more severe symptoms

Organisationally, the flu vaccine will also:

  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Increase productivity
  • Create a better learning environment
  • Create a friendly, welcoming, safe and inclusive university setting

Book your flu vaccination now with FluClinic2You, and we will bring specialist flu vaccination knowledge and experience to your university, to ensure your students and staff are safe and protected.

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.