Policies | Flu & Pneumonia Interventions

Health-related policies for adult immunization1

Workplace policies promote a corporate “culture of good health.”

Encourage sick employees to stay home

  • Employers can structure time and attendance policies to encourage sick employees to stay home limiting their exposure to other employees so that healthy employees are less likely to become sick

Health care personnel are at elevated risk for contracting and transmitting influenza

Establish a corporate plan for operations during an influenza pandemic

  • A pandemic is a population-wide outbreak of disease that affects large numbers of people. Absentee rates and worker productivity will be severely affected during an influenza pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recommends that each business establish an emergency plan for operationsExternal Web Site Icon during a pandemic



1.  Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Public Policy Committee. APIC position paper: influenza immunization of healthcare personnel. 2008. Available from: https://apic.org/.