FAQ

 
 

What is the flu (influenza)?

The flu is a seasonal respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.  The flu usually spreads from person to person and is very contagious.  Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications.


How do I protect myself and others around me from getting the flu?

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine shot each year.  People infected with the flu can spread it to others up to 6 feet away.  Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body.  That means the virus is often passed on before the person even knows they are sick.


Who should get vaccinated against seasonal flu?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against serious illness.  Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season.


Can a flu shot give you the flu?

No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness.  The influenza viruses contained in a flu shot are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause infection.  Vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses used in the vaccine during the process of making vaccine, and batches of flu vaccine are tested to make sure they are safe.


How many people get sick or die from the flu every year?

It is estimated that up to 20% of the population gets sick with the influenza virus every year.  An average of 114,000 people are hospitalized and approximately 36,000 Americans die per year due to flu-related complications in the United States.


 

CLINIC BASICS

 
 

Who is FluVaccine.org and where do we you get the flu vaccine for onsite clinics?

FluVaccine.org is a San Diego-based health and wellness company that specializes in providing on-site vaccinations for organizations.  Our parent company is a specialty pharmaceutical distributor who has been serving the medical community nationally for 22 years.  Our flu vaccine is purchased directly from the manufacturers and their authorized distributors, ensuring safe, cost-effective, and on-time flu clinics for our customers.


How do we schedule a flu clinic and when will the clinic take place?

You can begin the process of customizing your vaccination clinic by simply calling us at 877-600-0358.  We will walk you through the process every step of the way.  Our goal is to make the process easy for you, help generate employee participation and maximize your return on investment.  You can pick the date and time of your clinic.  The most popular clinic months are September, October and November – prior to the start of most influenza seasons.


Who will actually be vaccinating our employees at the clinic?

FluVaccine.org registered nurses are all licensed and trained in the state of your clinic.  The nurses will arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your clinic, to setup and prepare for an efficient vaccination process.  We do ask that you provide a designated employee to assist in the smooth flow of clinic participants.  Our nurses will handle all cleanup and disposal of medical supplies after the clinic as well.


Can you handle large numbers of employees and multiple office locations?

FluVaccine.org is able to customize your vaccination clinic to accommodate all your employees and can manage multiple office locations across the country.  We will share with your organization an online scheduler which enables your employees to select a vaccination date and time, within the parameters setup for your clinic.  Scheduled appointments are critical in ensuring the vaccination times are staggered and help minimize your employee time away from work.  We will also give you tools and advice to promote your clinic within your organization, maximizing employee participation.


How do we pay FluVaccine.org for the services provided?

FluVaccine.org does not charge any hidden fees for flu clinic services.  You will know what the charges are prior to the clinic.  FluVaccine.org will invoice your organization after the clinic is completed.  There is no down payment to reserve your clinic dates.


Can you bill our company’s health insurance for the flu clinic?

FluVaccine.org can contract with some insurance carriers to direct bill for flu clinic services performed onsite.  Your company’s health insurance policy and coverages determine whether we can bill them directly for flu clinic services provided.  We can provide a roster of people participating in the event, which may help the employer get reimbursed from the insurance company.


References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 800-232-4636
You can reach a FluVaccine.Org representative by calling toll-free 877-6000-FLU or send us your info by clicking Contact Us.