The flu is a condition that originates from the influenza virus. It is very serious as it can threaten the life of young and healthy people.
In Minnesota, it is usually spread between the months of October and May. More than 1,500 Minnesotans were hospitalized for flu during the 2015-16 season.
It is spread when people sneeze, cough, or through hand to hand contact. The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, headaches, body aches and drowsiness.
Flu results in more than 111 million lost work days and more than $7 billion in lost productivity. Flu vaccines will lessen visits to your medical professional’s office and “sick days” at work and school caused by the flu. In fact, flu vaccines can decrease flu-associated hospital visits by more than 70 percent in all adults (and that number is higher in adults older than 50). While the vaccine does not guarantee that you will not get the flu, it can reduce the gravity of illness in the event you become sick.
Getting vaccinated is the most critical step in defending yourself against the flu and its severe complications. In addition, you can help safeguard your friends, family and coworkers by receiving a flu vaccination. That is substantial.
Minnesota Occupational Health offers flu vaccinations both in-clinic and on-site in Minneapolis – St. Paul.
Our professionals can visit your job site and offer flu vaccinations. You can also contact us online or call us to schedule an appointment.