Fewer sickness absences with the influenza vaccine
Rapidly spreading influenza can cause long periods of sick leave among working-age people. The best protection against influenza is a vaccine. Influenza vaccination prevents the disease in approximately 50-80 % of cases and shortens the duration of the disease. By including influenza vaccination in your occupational health contract, you ensure that your staff can get vaccinated against influenza every year if they wish.
Vaccination is effective in preventing the spread of disease in the workplace. Your company can save up to €10 000 in absenteeism costs for a season if you have 100 employees. Savings are likely to be higher than estimated if the disease pattern is severe and sickness absence extends up to 7-14 days in the unvaccinated.
The vaccine prevents 50-80% of the disease, shortens the duration of the disease and reduces the spread of the disease in the home and workplace. The benefits can be even greater, as each vaccinated person also protects unvaccinated relatives and colleagues.
Rapidly spreading influenza usually causes about 5 days of absence for working-age people. The vaccine also protects against the after-effects of influenza, such as ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia, so the duration of the illness is not prolonged.
The best protection against influenza is a vaccine
By including influenza vaccination in your occupational health contract, you ensure that your staff can get vaccinated against influenza every year if they wish. Influenza viruses are constantly mutating, so a flu vaccine taken last year or the year before will not protect you from infection this year. It is advisable to get the vaccine well in advance of the first wave of infection, which often occurs at the turn of the year.
- In 2023-2024, the influenza vaccination cost for the employer is €46.70 per person.
- In Terveystalo, vaccinations are expected to start in early October.
- Your staff can get vaccinated every year at the Terveystalo clinics as soon as vaccines are available.
- By adding influenza vaccination to your occupational health contract now, we can, where possible, organise vaccinations on your premises when you have at least 20 people to vaccinate. In this case, in addition to the vaccines booked, the time spent on vaccination, travel time and travel costs will be invoiced in accordance with the occupational health tariff.
Encourage your staff to get vaccinated
The influenza season is approaching, and to ensure effective protection against the disease for your staff, encourage them to get vaccinated well in advance of the flu season. Download materials to support your internal communication. Materials in Finnish, English and Swedish.Download materials