Many organisations will experience significant disruption and lost opportunities due to flu during the winter months. Not only is absenteeism higher in the winter but it tends to affect a number of employees at the same time.
A Doctorcall flu vaccination programme is an effective way to reduce flu in the workplace.
For those unable to attend our vaccination programmes we can provide vouchers redeemable at high street pharmacies nationwide, allowing staff to get vaccinated at a time and location convenient to them.
With vaccines available from only £5.50 each, get a quotation now:
Now Booking For Corporate Flu Vaccinations 2014
Why choose Doctorcall?
Price - We offer outstanding value with prices from only £5.50 per vaccine. If you receive a lower quotation elsewhere, we guarantee to beat it.
Flexibility – We will vaccinate your staff at work whenever you want, 7 days a week. If some staff are not able to attend, we can offer flu vouchers so they can be vaccinated at a high street pharmacy.
Experience - Doctorcall was the first to establish private on-site flu vaccination services and flu vouchers for businesses. We are the largest provider of flu vaccinations outside the NHS.
Easy to arrange – We have developed a highly efficient online service which makes it very easy for you to arrange the vaccinations. Staff can book their own vaccination time using our online appointment system. We work hard to provide as much support as possible, and give you the flexibility to provide a service that best suits your business, from start to finish.
We do everything for you - We help you to communicate and arrange the programme with your staff. You do not need to have a proper “medical room”, just a suitable area or room for the nurse to work in. We deliver all vaccination equipment in advance and remove everything at the end of the programme.
Simply tell us how many vaccinations you require and choose a date. We will do the rest.
Call now to speak to a member of our specialist flu team:
0844 257 0644
Or you can email as at: 121 Harley Street, London, W1G 6AX & St Ann's Square, 2-4 Exchange Street, Manchester, M2 7HA
New research has demonstrated that flu jabs the over-50s reduce death by heart attacks by half (1). This is huge news because heart attacks are kill over 159,000 people every year in the UK (2).
Flu jabs 'protect from' heart attacks The association between influenza and cardiovascular disease comes as no surprise to those working in this field because we have long known that flu and other viral illnesses causes the blood to become sticky and to be more likely to clot and when we see a calcified plaque on coronary CT scanning in an otherwise low-risk individual we speculate that it is likely to be related to a previous influenza or flu-like illness.
It is frustrating that the study did not show a correlation between flu and heart attacks, only between flu jabs and a reduction in fatal heart attacks. That logically does not close the door to the possibility that flu vaccination protects in some other but that appears to be unlikely. Urgent research is needed to clarify this. Fortunately it can be carried out in a single flu season because fatal heart attacks are sufficiently common that the data can be collected in a relatively short period of time.
The immediate recommendation arising is that the age for free NHS flu jabs should be reduced to 50. However, in our view that is a knee-jerk reaction that misses the point. The thinking is that not many people of under 50 die of heart attacks and therefore the maximal measurable benefit will be in older patients. However, that doesn’t answer the question of whether those under 50 want to hit the magic age with the battle scars of old subclinical cardiac events in their coronary arteries.
As healthcare progressively moves into the field of pro-actively prolonging life and quality thereof, personal self-care increasingly involves minimising wear and tear throughout life. It is increasingly apparent that flu vaccination plays a vital role. The workplace is the obvious place to offer flu vaccination. There is limited Government funding for pro-active healthcare (which by prolonging life expectancy can clearly not be offset by any hope of a reduction in the burden on the state in the long run). The burden is increasingly for the individual or the employer.
Since there is evidence that flu vaccination in the corporate setting is self-funding because the reduction in sickness absence is greater than the cost (3), this is a great example of how the employer can offer a benefit to staff and help themselves at the same time.