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Corporate Health Services, continued

Immunizations and Vaccinations

MediNurse offers flu shots as well as other types of immunizations and vaccinations at the location of your choice, on your schedule.

Flu Shots

A corporate flu-shot program is the easiest way to implement an onsite health service with an immediate return on investment. More than one half of U.S. companies host flu shot events for their employees. Why is this such a good investment for your company to make? Consider the following:

  • One in four people will fall victim to the flu virus in an office environment and that person will be absent from work 3-5 days on average. Worse yet is that productivity can be affected for up to 2 weeks.
  • Flu shots reduce work absenteeism due to illness by 36%.
  • Flu shots reduce doctor office visits for upper respiratory illness by 44%, which can affect the cost of your company health benefits.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccination be given to everyone who wants to decrease the risk of getting the flu, to children, to women who are pregnant, to individuals with a chronic illness and to anyone who is exposed to individuals with a chronic illness.

Tetanus-Diphtheria

Often overlooked, a tetanus-diphtheria shot should be given every ten years. It is highly recommended for individuals who travel.

Pneumonia

A pneumovax injection prevents the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults. Death rates from this bacterial pneumonia are 15-20% and as high as 40% in the elderly. It is recommended for individuals who have had pneumonia in the past, those with chronic medical problems such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, alcohol abuse, kidney failure, cancers or weakened immune systems from disease or drug treatments and for others over the age of 50. It should be repeated at age 65 if five years have elapsed since the first injection.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Revaccination

Considered a childhood disease of the past, whooping cough has made a serious comeback. In adults, whooping cough can cause coughing lasting for months and may cause broken ribs. Adults are more susceptible to whooping cough than young children because the vaccinations they received as children wear off. A whooping cough revaccination is recommended for all adults, especially those who are around children, as it is easily spread from adults to children. It is given one time only.

To learn more, see our Pertussis information page.

Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine decreases the incidence of the ultrapainful condition of shingles. It is highly recommended for anyone over 60.

Hepatitis A & B

Hepatitis A is contagious through food handling and by other means such as not washing hands after using the restroom. The vaccination is recommended for all children starting at age 1 year, travelers to certain countries and others at risk including food service workers.

Hepatitis B is contagious through contact with body fluids. The vaccination is recommended for all infants, older children and adolescents who were not vaccinated previously, and adults at risk including health care workers.

Please note: some restrictions may apply to flu shots and other immunizations/vaccinations, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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12852 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO 63131

phone: 314.781.2800
email: contact@medinurse.com

 

 

 

 

 

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