October 10th, 2014 7:46 am ET - Blog Administrator
For me, flu prevention is personal. I recently spent time with my two-year-old granddaughter in New York City, and it got me thinking about how important it is for her to get a flu vaccine—and for our entire extended family to get vaccinated as well.
When I returned to work in Atlanta this week, I began thinking about how important each member of our staff is to the CDC Foundation’s business continuity as we advance CDC’s life-saving work. To help protect them, and our vital efforts, all employees who participate in our benefits plan will have the opportunity to get a free flu vaccine at our offices in early October, and I’m setting aside time that day to get my flu shot. To me, it’s is a simple, effective way to protect myself, my colleagues and my family from influenza.
That’s why I’m pleased that we’re launching Business Pulse: Flu Prevention today. The web-based business brief offers access to guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help businesses prevent and control the flu during the 2014–2015 flu season. Here are five takeaways I have from Business Pulse that I hope will also help you protect your employees’ health—and your company’s profitability:
CDC’s flu prevention efforts are vital to a healthy workforce and economy—as well as to a healthy family and community. I encourage you to check out Business Pulse: Flu Preventionfor advice and simple actions you can take to help ensure healthier employees and lower healthcare costs.
Charles Stokes is President and CEO of the CDC Foundation