Workplace Flu Vaccination Clinics

Workplace Flu Vaccination Clinics

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Peak Pharmacy can offer workplace flu vaccinations for you and your teams! With our corporate workplace flu jab service, our highly trained pharmacists will visit you at a time and place that is convenient for you.

The Workplace Flu Service

Peak Pharmacy has for many years operated off-site corporate flu vaccination programmes administering jabs at local businesses in convenient settings. We visit clients every year in factories, schools and offices, and experience has shown us that the number of vaccines administered is always higher if the vaccines are administered at work. The aim is to vaccinate as many individuals as possible to ensure the programme is cost-effective and to safe guard your business against flu.

This is what our customers said last year…

“The clinic went amazing and we are really thankful towards the staff who attended, they were fabulous and look forward to booking you again next year”

“Thank you so much for arranging our vaccinations on Friday, *the pharmacist* was lovely and very professional.”

Our Trained Team

Our team is made up of experienced community pharmacists who work in our 150 pharmacies helping members of the public with their medicines and general health needs.  Our pharmacists are all registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, and are annually DBS checked for your peace of mind. ID can be made available prior to a clinic. All our pharmacists will wear appropriate PPE and follow current Covid-19 guidelines when attending your workplace to perform the FLU vaccinations. 

What to expect

Expect great communication skills and service with a smile (from behind a mask) when our team comes to your workplace. 

You provide us with a room and we’ll do the rest.  Before the clinic day you’ll be sent forms for all participants to fill in and email to us.  This ensures that clinics run smoothly and to time as the paperwork is completed up front.

What does it cost?

Clinic costs are £100 for the first 3 hours (45-50 jabs)and then charged at £30/hour or part thereof.

Each FLU jab administered is £12

One vaccinator on site:

Number of Vaccines:Duration:Clinic Cost:
45 – 503 hours£100
50 – 65*4 hours£130
65 – 90*5 hours£160
90 – 95*6 hours£190
95 – 110*8 hours (Day Clinic)£250

*These figures are a guide only


Two vaccinators on site:

Number of Vaccines:Duration:Clinic Cost:
100 – 120*Up to 3 hours£150
120 – 130*Up to4 hours£195
150 – 160*Up to 5 hours£240
160 – 180*6 hours£285
180 – 220*8 hours (Day Clinic)£375

*These figures are a guide only

Where do we operate?

Peak Pharmacy can provide off-site vaccination services in the following localities and areas:

  • Derbyshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Manchester

Why vaccinate your staff?

Influenza, commonly referred to as flu, is an illness that has a significant impact on our economy. A meta-analysis of 289 papers entitled “The Impact of Influenza on Working Days Lost: A Review of Literature” found that individuals diagnosed with an influenza-like illness frequently reported absence from work for a range of 3.7-5.9 days per episode¹.  Whilst the data shows just the number of days off sick per individual, the review also highlights the loss of productivity caused by staff returning to work at reduced capacity, and the impact this has on the rest of the team.

The years 2020 and 2021 will go down in history as the time that COVID-19, a novel coronavirus caused havoc for businesses of all sizes. Even those who did well out of the COVID-19 pandemic have had huge challenges to surmount like coping with unusual demand due to illness, self-isolation and social distancing. Last winter saw an increased uptake of the FLU vaccine as patients worried about the effects of flu and COVID-19.  This winter is an equally significant moment for the UK.  Not only will we have the burden of flu but also the threat of a COVID-19 resurgence with new variants. The move out of lockdown and back to normality is happening with decreased social distancing and restrictions but that in itself will make work colleagues more vulnerable to flu.  With the potential for both viruses circulating again this winter many businesses are getting prepared and booking their clinics early as last year we were unable to fulfil all requests.

The Flu Voucher

We also offer Flu Vouchers!

Flu Vouchers are another great way of getting your workforce vaccinated. You can buy vouchers in advance and distribute to your work colleagues . These can then be redeemed at Peak Pharmacy agreed at the time of purchase. These vouchers will have an expiry date 4 weeks from date of issue and are non-refundable.

Number of VouchersPrice per Voucher
0-20£12.00
20-50£11.50
50-100£11.00
100+£10.50

The Flu Virus

The transmission of seasonal influenza typically occurs between November and March each winter with peak numbers of cases occurring in December, January and February. Transmission in the workplace is common and during the first 5 days of illness, it is very easy to spread the virus to other people. The flu virus can even live on hard surfaces for 24 hours. Flu symptoms come on very quickly and generally include the following²:

  • A sudden fever (>37.9C)
  • Aches
  • Exhaustion
  • Dry Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea, or Vomiting

Most individuals who develop these symptoms will start feeling better after about 7 days but may take much longer to fully recover. For some individuals, Influenza can be dangerous leading to hospital admissions and occasionally death. This all leads to significant periods of time off work and reduced productivity for the workforce.

The Flu Vaccine

What is the flu vaccine? The flu vaccine is an injection you can have every year to protect you and others from getting influenza also called seasonal flu. The vaccine is usually given every year because many different strains of flu can circulate each winter. It is important to make sure you are protected against the strains that are most likely to be in circulation.

The injection is normally given in to the upper arm and administration is generally easy, quick and believe it or not relatively painless. The process is so easy that individuals can get straight back to work after vaccination.

Are there any side effects? Side effects are relatively limited. Common side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Aches and pains
  • and Local injection site reactions like pain, tenderness and swelling at the injection site.
  • Occasionally, individuals will report fevers.

The Flu vaccine is NOT a live vaccine. It is for that reason that it is impossible to catch flu from a flu vaccine, but many of the side effects that can occur are also similar to the symptoms associated with flu which were listed earlier. This often leads people to think they got Flu from the flu vaccine which is not the case.

Most side effects listed above are short-lived and are the exception rather than the norm with only around 1 in 10 patients reporting side effects.

What can you do?

Why not get in touch with us now to enquire? Availability is limited and must be booked in advance to ensure we have sufficient stock available.

Email: Flu@PCTHealthcare.com.

Looking for a personal flu vaccination? Our community pharmacies can offer this service. Have a read of our Flu vaccinations page or contact your local Peak Pharmacy for more information.

    References:

    1 – Keech M, Beardsworth P. The impact of influenza on working days lost: a review of the literature. Pharmacoeconomics. 2008;26(11):911‐924. doi:10.2165/00019053-200826110-00004

    2- Flu. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

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