VALENCIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#business–Flu season is here, and the universal message coming from anyone in the
medical profession is, “Get a flu shot now.”
To help combat the flu early this year and avoid unwanted sick days, one
national health care provider is offering businesses a very convenient
method of delivering care – they’ll come to you.
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 October 1.
“The timing, severity, and length of the flu season varies from one
season to another. It’s virtually impossible to predict what will happen
this flu season,” said Dr. Mark Pucek, Chief Medical Officer for U.S.
HealthWorks. “Many people have good intentions, but delay getting a flu
shot. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to make it as easy as
possible to be vaccinated and decrease the likelihood of the flu
spreading in the workplace.”
Under the program, a U.S.
HealthWorks clinician 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 or more employees and in the vicinity of a U.S. HealthWorks
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says a flu vaccine is
needed every season for two reasons. First, the body’s immune response
from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for
optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing,
the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes
updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.
CDC recommends everyone receive vaccination in October. Immunity
develops 9-14 days after immunization.
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 244
medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000
people, including approximately 800 medical providers. Our centers
collectively serve more than 13,000 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
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for U.S. HealthWorks
Bill Halldin, 916-781-0657