Information for Businesses & Employers
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine, but good health habits and antiviral medications are other measures that can be used to fight the flu. To help businesses, employers, and their employees learn about these strategies for preventing flu, CDC provides the following Toolkit, flyers, posters, and other materials to post and distribute in the workplace.
CDC Foundation Business Pulse
Business Pulse is an online resource that provides businesses and employees with guidance from the CDC on ways to prepare for the flu season.
Flu PreventionInfluenza causes thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in lost productivity each year in the United States. Learn from CDC how your business can help keep its employees healthy this flu season.
Business HealthBusinesses rely on CDC to solve global health threats and help protect workers from health emergencies, flu outbreaks, travel health risks, foodborne illnesses and many other health concerns. Learn about five important ways CDC keeps America healthy, safe and secure.
The Toolkit includes:
Learn what two strategies are recommended to businesses and employers this flu season.
Use this information to promote flu vaccination.
Resources for Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Flu Vaccination Clinics
In an effort to standardize the process of holding clinics in non-traditional settings, the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit developed tools your organization can use when organizing satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics, including a checklist of best practices, a pledge for organizations implementing the checklist, a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, and a 1-page summary resource of the 10 main principles for holding safe vaccination clinics at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations. You can access these resources at izsummitpartners.org under Tools to Assist Satellite, Temporary, and Off-Site Vaccination Clinics. The direct links to the vaccination clinic resources can also be found below:
Best Practices Checklist
This checklist is a step-by-step guide to help clinic coordinators/supervisors overseeing vaccination clinics held at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and best practices for vaccine shipment, transport, storage, handling, preparation, administration, and documentation. This checklist outlines CDC guidelines and best practices that are essential for patient safety and vaccine effectiveness.
Questions about the Checklist? Send an email to email@example.com.
Vaccination Clinics Organization Pledge
This pledge is for organizations that conduct satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics to sign annually affirming that they will adhere to best practices, including using the Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations. Organizations that sign the pledge will be recognized on the Summit website for their commitment to provide safe and effective vaccine clinics. Companies seeking to hire an organization to conduct a vaccination clinic can check to see if that organization has signed the pledge and is recognized on the Summit website.
Want to take the pledge? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone will be in touch with you.
Ten Principles for Holding a Safe Vaccination Clinic
This resource is not intended to replace the checklist. Rather, it is a quick reference guide highlighting the main points of the checklist that can be used by all staff (not just the clinic coordinators/supervisors who are completing the checklist). This document can be posted on the wall of the clinic or given out to all the staff who are vaccinating at the clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics
Frequently Asked Questions about the Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations and Pledge for Implementing the Checklist [604 KB, 5 pages]
This list of Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to some of the most common questions about the purpose of the checklist and pledge, the intended users of the checklist, and how to use the checklist, as well as technical questions.
Business/Employers Influenza Toolkit Podcast
This podcast provides information about recommended strategies to help businesses and employers promote the 2016–2017 seasonal flu vaccine.
- CDC Seasonal Flu Website
- What You Should Know
- What’s New on Seasonal Flu
- Free Resources
- Seasonal Flu Video and Audio Tools
- National Influenza Vaccination Week
- Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
- Preventing Seasonal Flu with Vaccination
- What You Should Know About Influenza (Flu) Antiviral Drugs [202 KB, 2 Pages]
- CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Place of Influenza Vaccination Among Adults
- FluVaxView – Influenza Vaccination Coverage
- National Business Group on Health, Vaccinating Against the Flu: A Business Case [132 KB, 15 pages]
Additional Print Materials
Select materials are free for order (under Flu Materials section).
- Page last reviewed: November 29, 2017
- Page last updated: May 9, 2018
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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