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How to Find the Perfect On-Site Flu Vaccination Partner

Posted Aug 14 2012 2:05pm


PerfectPartner You're an HR professional and you probably have a lot on your plate. The last thing you want to think about is coordinating a flu shot program for your entire company, heck maybe you even have to worry about multiple locations. But you also know the importance of protecting employees against seasonal influenza. 

That's exactly why you need a good partner to help take the administrative burden off your shoulders and let you focus your energy on strategic initiatives. Finding an on-site flu shot vendor is not a difficult task, but finding one that is a good fit for your organization can be a challenge. Here is a list of questions to ask when hiring a corporate flu shot provider:

  • What is the vendor’s  reputation? Is the vendor an established professional provider? Or is it a business that only recently arrived on the scene, with a limited track record? TotalWellness has been serving the nation since 1998 and has a well-deserved reputation for professionalism and quality.
  • Does the vendor have its own staff, or does it subcontract the work to temporary staffing agencies? A vendor that uses its own  qualified staf has more control over that staff. TotalWellness uses its own highly trained staff for on-site flu shots and biometric screenings.
  • Does the vendor handle all the necessary  paperwork? TotalWellness handles consent forms and Vaccination Information Sheets (VIS), and both are available in English and Spanish. 
  • Is the vendor  flexible? Employers often require custom-made programs. TotalWellness is versatile and will work within your particular parameters, accommodating your schedule and special requests.
  • How will the vendor help  before  the flu shot event? TotalWellness will tell you exactly what is required of you to host a flu shot clinic. You will be provided with a clear delineation of responsibilities so that there are no surprises. We strive to lift the burden of planning off you and your team.
  • Does the vendor provide a "no hassle"  registration  process? TotalWellness has an easy-to-use online appointment system, which eliminates long waiting lines for employees, saving your company from unproductive hours.
  • Does the vendor provide  marketing  support? Marketing is critical to the success of a flu shot program. TotalWellness provides a marketing program that maximizes participation.
  • How does the vendor handle employees who are located at remote sites or those who miss an on-site clinic? TotalWellness offers a flu shot  retail voucher program  to make sure 100% of employees have the opportunity to get a flu shot.

Keeping these questions in mind will help you make the right decision when deciding on a on-site flu shot vendor.

Image Credit:  JD Hancock

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