Even with a well-planned flu shot clinic, not every employee is going to get their flu vaccine each season.
Some corporate wellness programs focus on pushing the vaccine harder in response to reluctant employees. Attempting to change their minds is well-intentioned, but not typically very effective.
So, what can you do to bolster the well-being of these employees, and by tangent, your entire company?
Read on to learn more about third wave wellness options that can enhance your flu shot clinic.
Importance of Getting a Flu Shot
First, we want to make clear that the best defense against the flu is to get the vaccine in early autumn. By offering a flu shot clinic, you make it simple and seamless for employees to protect themselves against the illness.
As a result, your company benefits from lower absenteeism, a more energized workforce, and higher employee morale.
That said, it is important not to give in to an all-or-nothing mindset around flu season.
By accepting that some employees will abstain and providing alternatives, you can give your company a second line of defense against the flu.
Third Wave Wellness Options
DHS offers KOI Wellbeing, a third wave wellness program grounded in science and based in nature.
In addition to programs like mindfulness and insomnia therapies, DHS offers alternative immunity boosters, including B-12 shots, our Immunity Shot, and more.
Vitamin B-12 plays an important role in maintaining health, affecting DNA production, red blood cells, and nerve cells. Employees who are uncomfortable with the flu shot may be comforted to know that B-12 is naturally found in foods like dairy, eggs, and some fortified foods.
An injection of B-12 can boost the immune system by helping the body produce cells that fight off infections.
B-12 shots are especially helpful for older adults, vegetarians, and vegans, who may be more likely to experience vitamin deficiency.
DHS Immunity Shot: B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
In addition to B-12, the DHS Immunity Shot contains vitamins C and D.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C contributes to the body’s defense system by supporting cellular function. It is also an antioxidant, which helps to decrease inflammation and boost immunity.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D builds immunity and regulates the activity of immune cells. These cells respond to viruses to fight off infection and keep the body healthy.
Third wave wellness treatments, like the programs offered through DHS, are excellent options to have in your toolkit for keeping employees healthy and working through flu season.
Enhance Your Flu Clinic
If employees decline the flu shot, having alternative options on hand contributes to the overall wellbeing of the workplace.
Even employees who do receive the flu shot can benefit from these natural immune boosters.
DHS programs keep your workforce strong and healthy throughout the year. Interested in learning more?