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Keep your employees healthy and strengthen your business
People often use “flu” to describe a mild cold or illness, but there’s nothing mild about the flu. If one employee gets hit with the flu, your whole office could be in for a slowdown. This flu season, keep these important tips in mind and help your workforce stay strong.
Understand the difference between the flu and a cold
The flu and the common cold are not the same. Both are upper respiratory infections, but flu symptoms tend to come on stronger and last longer. Influenza is a virus that causes fever, headaches, and sore throats — and it can lead to serious infections, pneumonia, or worse. Colds can occur throughout the year. The flu generally infects people from late fall through early spring.
Learn how to help prevent the flu
You can help your employees stay healthy by setting up a flu shot clinic at your workplace. It’s easy to arrange, and all of your employees are eligible — even if they’re not Kaiser Permanente members.1 Getting a vaccine early in flu season each year is the simplest, most effective way to stay flu-free. Contact your Kaiser Permanente representative to learn more and schedule a worksite flu clinic.2
DID YOU KNOW
Tools for employees
A decision-support tool for flu vaccines
If your employees aren’t sure whether a flu vaccine is right for them, they should check out our interactive guide. It includes information on the flu and flu vaccines, plus thoughtful questions to help your employees make a healthy decision.Use the flu vaccine interactive guide
Interactive symptom checker
Cold or flu? Simple rash or allergic reaction? Our easy-to-use online symptom checker can help employees pinpoint the problem, assess personal health risks, and know when it’s time to see a doctor.Use the symptom checker
DID YOU KNOW
- All employees, including nonmembers, are eligible to get a flu shot on a fee-for-service basis, paid by the employer.
- Not available to groups who are on small business plans.
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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