Klick Health Rolls Out Mobile Flu Shot Clinics to Employees’ Homes

Company takes its annual flu shot program on the road to help keep its people healthy and happy during pandemic

For the first time ever, Klick Health has taken its in-office flu shot clinic on the road in keeping with its people-first culture and commitment to help keep its team members and their families healthy and happy.

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A registered nurse gives copywriter Ammie Matte the flu shot in Klick Health’s Mobile Flu Shot Clinic outside her Toronto home on October 28, 2020. Matte is one of hundreds of Klick employees who signed up for the unique program as the company continues to adapt its people-first programs during the pandemic. (Photo: Business Wire)

Klick’s Mobile Flu Shot Clinics are pulling up and parking outside the homes of hundreds of its Toronto-based team members, who signed up for the unique pilot

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Flu Prevention in Nursing Homes

The world’s attention is now focused on COVID-19, and rightly so, but infectious disease experts have been warning for months that, come fall and winter, another deadly infection will rear its head as well: influenza. The flu is especially dangerous to the elderly, which is why elder care facilities like assisted living centers and nursing homes have been practicing diligent flu protection since long before anyone had heard of the coronavirus.

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Such prevention tactics are critical because the numbers are daunting. Somewhere between 12,000 and 79,000 people die of the flu each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Last year, that number was at least 24,000. Tens of millions of people contract the flu between October and May, the traditional flu season, and last year more than 400,000 individuals were hospitalized because of flu.

The risk of severe illness and death goes up with age,

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