OpenHouse Direct Inc Offers Corporations Second Chance Flu Shot Clinics To Prevent The Risk for Losses due to Flu Related Illnesses
December 13, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsAre corporations headed for excessive losses due to a bad flu shot season? John Buckley, President of OpenHouse Direct Inc., a 12-year-old corporate health & wellness coordination company, says "Possibly YES"! Therefore "we are extending our corporate flu vaccination programs into January 2009 to give corporations a second chance to protect their workforce".
"One sick employee can easily spread the flu virus to 10% of your workforce," says John Buckley. "But without protecting your employees with flu vaccinations 20% is a more realistic number." Additionally, corporate health & wellness fairs remind and encourage employees to reduce stress and look after their health. John Buckley adds: "Without these programs corporations will incur more costs as they pay for more employees on sick leave and losses from reduced productivity and motivation."
With February having the greatest possibility for the peak flu season corporations still have time to vaccinate their employees. OpenHouse Direct, Inc., with its sister company, HealthFairsDirect.com, still has access to flu vaccinations for the 2008-2009 flu season. "We are scheduling flu vaccination programs through the end of January 2009" said John Buckley. Several corporations have already taken advantage of this extension to the corporate flu vaccination season."
Corporate Health & Wellness programs are proven to have a positive ROI, to reduce stress which increases employee motivation, production and retention. Now is the time to invest in the stability of your employees. The rule of thumb is to budget 2 to 4 percent of your overall medical insurance budget for health and wellness programs.
With the current economic challenges make sure that you invest in your work force and protect your corporation from the high cost of sick time and lost production.
John Buckley, President
OpenHouse Direct, Inc.
18 Hamilton Street, Suite 1
Bound Brook, NJ 08805