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Albert Einstein is frequently credited for saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” However, after many influenza, or “flu,” seasons and lots of research under its belt, the Center for Diseases and Control Prevention (CDC) still stands by the fact that a yearly flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the seasonal flu.[1] Yet, countless individuals still forego getting a flu shot. It is time to do something different.

Have you considered the impact of the flu on your business?

The flu costs the United States approximately $10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults.[2] According to a study shared by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, each individual who comes down with the flu can miss anywhere from a day and a half to nearly six days of work[3]. Not only will an “under the weather” employee not be as productive, but working while sick could delay his or her overall recovery process and infect others.[4] Do something different and minimize employee absenteeism by offering an on-site flu clinic. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has partnered with Maxim Healthcare Services for over a decade to deliver on-site flu clinics is easy:

Since Maxim is a Blue Cross NC in-network provider, using Maxim ensures claims will process quickly according to the members’ benefits.

Maxim doesn’t charge anything over and above the claim cost of the flu shot.

Almost 98%[5] of Blue Cross NC flu clinic survey respondents would recommend Maxim to other business associates for a flu clinic.

Host an on-site flu clinic to:

Protect the well-being of your workforce and those around you with minimal effort. Maxim’s on-site flu clinic program features complete coordination including everything from set-up to clean up, managing vaccine inventory, supervising clinical personnel, and facilitating all necessary billing and reporting.

Provide your employees the convenience of bringing flu shots to the workplace. Hosting an on-site flu clinic allows your organization to offer this important service without compromising daily operations. 

Show employees you care about their family! (If invited) Maxim clinics are staffed by experienced nurses who are Maxim employees. Maxim nurses can provide immunizations to anyone 4 years of age and older, so including family in an on-site flu clinic program is a great way to show your commitment to the health of your employees and their families.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/flu/business/

[2] https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/business/toolkit_seasonal_flu_for_businesses_and_employers.pdf

[3] https://formaspace.com/articles/health-care/benefits-workplace-flu-shot-program/

[4] https://insurancehub.com/prevent-flu-workplace/

[5] Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Group Survey Results 2017. A survey conducted by Maxim

Bradley Yelvington

About Bradley Yelvington

Bradley Yelvington is a Senior Program Manager in the Health Care Program Development and Management area of Blue Cross NC. Bradley holds a masters in health care administration and has over 10 years of experience working on preventive care initiatives, programs and benefits for Blue Cross NC.

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