Once the flu strikes, you have no choice but to cope until it has run its course. But you can take cost effective action to minimize the toll it takes with an on-site flu shot clinic.
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Using data from Statistics Canada's monthly labour survey, researchers from the Public Health Agency of Canada established that the average annual employee absenteeism rate due to seasonal flu between the 1997/98 and 2008/09 seasons was 12%. That number spiked to 25% during the two H1N1 outbreaks.
According to the Canadian Coalition for Influenza Immunization, it has been estimated that the flu costs the Canadian economy about one-half billion dollars annually.