Why Promoting Vaccinations Is Still Relevant

by Evil HR Lady on October 9, 2019

Unless your business is in health care, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about vaccinations. Still, they’re an important part of any employee wellness program.

Vaccination rates are down, and that can mean bad things for your business. For example, when an unvaccinated boy in Oregon contracted tetanus, he spent 57 days in the hospital — and ended up with an $800,000 bill. If that were your employee on your health care plan, you wouldn’t doubt why your rates were going up.

Measles outbreaks are rampant. So far in the United States, there have been more reported cases of measles in three months than in all of 2018. In the Philippines, 70 people have died so far in 2019 from the measles out of the 4,300 people who caught it.

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grannybunny October 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm

I whole-heartedly support all of these suggestions. We just had our annual shot clinic at work. It offered: flu (both dosages), shingles (1st of 2-dose series), TDAP, Meningitis, Pneumonia and Vitamin B shots. All but the Vitamin B shots are covered by our insurance, with zero co-pays. It’s not only good for business, but good for morale, in that it is yet another way for employers to show their employees that they care about them as people.

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Texan In Exile October 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

I agree with the good for business part, but – I don’t get warm fuzzies from having a flu shot at work. The way my employer could show it cares about me would be to stop micromanaging me about PTO, sick time, and working from home. 🙁 (New VP in my group. Very unhappy. :()

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