U.S. HealthWorks Announces Offer to Visit Local Businesses to Administer Flu Shots
Sep 8, 2011
VALENCIA, Calif. – For businesses looking to fight the flu in the workplace this year, one national company has an old-fashioned offer: we’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 area businesses on-site and provide flu vaccination shots to their employees.

U.S. HealthWorks has 155 centers and worksite locations in 14 states and employs 2,000 people. The centers offer urgent care services, as well as physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational healthcare services.

“Many employees intend to get flu shots but for whatever reason don’t end up getting vaccinated,” said Dr. Leonard Okun, National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks. “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 professional would visit your business and administer flu vaccinations and also provide educational information on flu prevention. The on-site program is available to businesses providing vaccinations for 25 employees or more.

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.

Seasonal flu vaccines protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. The viruses in the vaccine can change each year based on international surveillance and scientists’ estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year. About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against the influenza viruses in the vaccine develop in the body.

About U. S. HealthWorks Medical Group

Based in Valencia, Calif., U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group was founded in 1995. With 155 centers and worksite locations in 14 states and 2,000 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve thousands of patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks helps employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time. It specializes in early-return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.