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Flu Shot Program Offered

Shoppers Drug Mart and Morneau Shepell are working together to provide Morneau Shepell's clients with a more convenient way to offer flu vaccines to their employees. Employees can now enjoy the convenience of getting their flu shot at a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy by simply walking in at a time that works best for them. They can also use an online scheduling tool to book an appointment to get vaccinated. Companies have come to understand the benefits of investing in their employees' health ‒ whether it results in decreased absenteeism or increased productivity and they are now looking to community pharmacists to improve employees' access to flu vaccinations. A study out of the University of Pittsburgh found vaccinating employees early in the flu season can save companies between $63 and $95 per employee, and vaccinating an entire firm of 150 employees early could save a business between $9,450 and $14,250. Fall is the best time to get the vaccine as it takes two weeks after vaccination to provide protection which will last roughly six months.

Courtesy of Benefits and Pensions Monitor website News Alerts

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