Charlottesville, VA, January 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The United States is currently experiencing the deadliest flu outbreak in a decade, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring 47 states are experiencing widespread influenza. Emergency rooms across the nation are flooded with patients looking for relief from symptoms of the flu. The city of Boston has even declared a public health emergency after the virus killed more than a dozen people and left hundreds struggling to fight off the illness.
Health professionals across the country are encouraging the American public to stay home if they experience flu-like symptoms, and to get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to Amy Stacy, RN, BSN and founder of Flu Shots To Go, LLC, “Getting a seasonal flu shot now is still your best protection against the influenza virus. But now is the time to act because it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection.”
While individuals can still go to their health practitioner or local pharmacy to get a flu shot, many companies are offering on-site flu shot clinics that bring the vaccinations right to the workplace. The benefits of an on-site clinic include convenience; no need for employees to leave work to get their flu shot; improved employee wellness and morale; cost savings; and more.
Flu Shots To Go, LLC is one company that is offering affordable, convenient on-site flu vaccinations to companies and communities across Virginia. Says Stacy, “We are getting calls from local businesses, homeowners associations, health clubs, schools, churches – all types of places where people share community and/or congregate. People are becoming increasingly aware of the benefit of getting their flu vaccination, and an on-site clinic makes it so easy to service a company or group, plus their families (over the age of 4) are welcomed.”
To learn more about setting up an on-site flu shot clinic for your Virginia workplace or community group, contact Flu Shots To Go, LLC at 434-825-1213 or visit online at www.flushotstogo.com.