|To fight the flu this year, one national health care provider is offering businesses an old-fashioned deal – 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 businesses on-site and provide flu vaccination shots to employees.
“Many people have good intentions, but for whatever reason they either decide to get a flu shot too late or not at all,” said Dr. Leonard Okun, National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks. “By offering to visit the workplace, U.S. HealthWorks can quickly vaccinate a large group of people and dramatically decrease the chances of the flu spreading in the office.”
Under the program, a U.S. HealthWorks professional would visit businesses 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 and in the vicinity of a U.S. HealthWorks location.
U.S. HealthWorks has 172 centers and worksite locations in 15 states and employs 2,700 people. The centers offer urgent care services, as well as physical therapy, chiropractic and occupational healthcare services.
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. For a directory of centers, visit www.USHealthWorks.com.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as the 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community. Flu season is unpredictable, and can begin as early as October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational health care centers in the nation. With 172 clinics and worksites in 15 states and more than 2,700 employees – including approximately 800 medical providers – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve