Workplaces - Setting up a flu clinic



Workplaces - Setting up a flu clinic

Running a successful business means relying on your key people. When too many of those key employees get the flu, your business can really suffer.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent the flu and setting up a flu shot clinic right in your workplace can help reduce the spread of influenza You can set it up whenever it's most convenient to ensure the best possible outcome.

It's easy to set up a flu shot clinic. For information, contact a health care agency in your area that is qualified to administer the publicly funded influenza vaccine.

Promoting your Flu Clinic

Why hold a flu clinic? The business case:

  • Everyone in your workplace is susceptible to getting the flu, so it’s important to convey to employees to get a flu shot every year and get it early.
  • Getting a flu shot is another part of overall workplace wellness. When employees get their flu shots, they build up their immune systems, making them stronger and more resistant to the virus.
  • The flu typically lasts seven to 10 days, but the cough and fatigue can last for up to six weeks, slowing a full return to work.
  • If the flu shot is available at your workplace, employees will not need to take time off to get the immunized, and they are also more likely to get vaccinated.

Health Care Agency Search

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For More Information
For information about flu

Call the ServiceOntario INFOline at 1-877-844-1944
TTY 1-800-387-5559
TTY (Toronto) 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm

To speak with a registered nurse

Visit Telehealth Ontario or call 1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Hours of operation : 24 hours, 7 days a week

To find health care options in your community

Visit or call 1-866-330-6206.

To find a health care provider

If you don’t have a health care provider, you can register for the Health Care Connect program. Visit or call 1-800-445-1822.