LOS ANGELES – Nine months ago, a late arriving flu season left many workers sick and had businesses scrambling to get their employees immunized late in the flu season.
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, starting this month.
“The earlier your employees get their flu shot, the sooner they will be protected,” said Dr. Leonard Okun, National Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks. “Many people have good intentions, but for whatever reason they either decide to get a flu shot too late or not at all. By offering to visit the workplace, U.S. HealthWorks can quickly vaccinate a large group of people and decrease the chances of the flu spreading in the office.”
Under the program, a U.S. HealthWorks professional will 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as the 2013-2014 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.
U.S. HealthWorks has 208 centers and worksite locations in 19 states and employs more than 2,700 people. The centers offer occupational health services, as well as physical therapy, chiropractic and urgent care.
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.
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 208 clinics and worksites in 19 states and more than 2,700 employees, including about 800 medical providers. Our centers collectively serve more than 12,000 patients each day, providing quality medical care to help employees return to work and allow employers to effectively manage claims and reduce lost work time. U.S. HealthWorks also offers special early return-to-work, injury prevention and ergonomics programs. For more information, please visit www.ushealthworks.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.