Why It’s So Important for Healthcare Workers to Get a Flu Shot
Influenza is a serious illness that causes prolonged fever, aches and pains, upset stomach, and other debilitating and dangerous symptoms, such as dehydration and respiratory problems. It can lead to hospitalization and even death, particularly in elderly patients and those with other medical conditions. But don’t be fooled: The flu can make even healthy people very sick, so getting vaccinated is the best way to reduce your risk of getting the virus. Vaccination is especially important for healthcare workers, who work in areas where the virus is more likely to be present and who are more vulnerable to catching the flu and spreading it to family members and their patients, residents or clients. So get your flu shot today! Remember: Your Benefit Fund covers the shot, so if it isn’t offered at your worksite, visit your local pharmacy or your doctor’s office to get vaccinated.
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About Dr. Dunn
Dr. Dunn oversees the 1199SEIU Benefit Funds’ clinical, care management and analytics functions, and is responsible for pursuing health and wellness initiatives and value-based strategies.
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