Company Immunization Programs: Your best shot at prevention.
Healthserv can provide efficient on-site immunization clinics at your place of work, whether it’s a downtown office building or a remote mine. It’s been proven that onsite immunization clinics have a higher rate of participation, and our programs can be adapted to suit companies ranging from small individual employers to province wide corporations.
All clinics include:
Access to a Registered Nurse (RN) prior to the clinic for information on the benefits and risks of the vaccination
Information, questionnaire and consent to be discussed with the RN
Referral of those deemed high risk to their family physician.
Health promotion and educational material
Currently, Healthserv’s team of experienced RNs provide immunizations to over 900 locations throughout British Columbia and Western Alberta. That’s over 15,000 inoculations administered annually for Influenza, Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus alone.
As many as 1 in 5 Canadians may get the flu each year, causing employee illness and absenteeism costs to rise. Studies show that immunizing work forces reduces absenteeism due to influenza and may reduce costs. It’s not just your team that benefits; groups who are considered a high risk for flu include children, those over 65 years old and those with chronic illnesses or a compromised immune system. It is estimated that each year in Canada influenza causes 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths (Government of Canada, 2018)
Hepatitis A & B
If your team is at risk of exposure to Hepatitis A and/or B then a straightforward three-dose regime, offered over the course of six months, will protect them. Those in the food industry, health care, emergency services and sanitation workers are particularly at risk.
Healthserv Immunization and Titre Testing Programs for Hepatitis B meet the requirements of WorkSafeBC Regulation 6.39 concerning the provision of vaccination. These programs play a crucial role in protecting at-risk employees from this potentially lethal disease.