American Family Care (AFC), a leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, has launched a national campaign to promote flu prevention in the U.S.
The company has declared Nov. 16-22 as “National Flu Prevention Week,” during which time flu vaccinations will be offered at little or no cost to new and existing patients visiting AFC clinics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates influenza is responsible for between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths globally every year. Medical experts agree that one of the keys to reducing these preventable deaths is vaccination.
In addition to providing low-cost or no-cost flu shots at their clinics, AFC has also established guidelines for employers to mitigate the risk of flu in the workplace.
To assist in deploying flu prevention measures in the workplace, AFC has established a hotline specifically for employers to curtail the spread of colds and flu in the weeks and months ahead. Employers are asked to call 205-271-5037 Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm CST. While supplies last, AFC is also making available workplace readiness kits, which contain items essential to reducing the spread of the influenza virus. These kits include the following:
For more information on National Flu Prevention Week and how to obtain flu vaccinations at little or no cost at participating AFC clinics visit www.NationalFluPreventionWeek.com.