New York, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
The end of summer marks the beginning of “flu season”. Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious virus that affects the respiratory system, in particular the nose, throat and lungs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states most experts believe that the flu virus spreads mainly by droplets that are created when infected people cough, sneeze or talk, and these droplets land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Flu virus can also be spread if a person touches their mouth, eyes or nose after touching an infected object or surface.
The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and depending upon who’s infected, the illness could lead to death. The best defense against becoming infected with the flu is to get vaccinated. Immunizations (or vaccinations) assist in the protection and spread of infectious diseases, such as the flu. Not just for babies and children, immunizations are necessary for everyone.
Everyone should consider getting a flu shot each flu season, especially individuals that are high risk of having serious flu-related complications or those living or caring for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications.
People that are considered high risk cases are those who suffer from complications such as:
o Asthma (even if it’s controlled or mild).
o Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery.
o Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS, Diabetes, cancer, or those on chronic steroids).
o People who are morbidly obese (Body Mass Index [BMI] of 40 or greater).
As a boutique healthcare agency, The Kenkou Group understands that a healthy business is a prosperous business. Shenekia Loud, President and CEO of The Kenkou Group, states, “Providing vaccination clinics to both small and large corporations not only boost the company moral but provide protection to employees and their families at reasonable cost.” As an extra incentive, The Kenkou Group is offering a 20% discount and match any competitor’s pricing when you schedule an on-site Flu Vaccination Clinic anytime between September and January. Catherine Trossello, Family Nurse Practitioner and Head Clinical Manager at The Kenkou Group says, “Staging flu clinics in the office environment is a simple and convenient way to assure that busy, non stop New Yorkers have the opportunity to keep the communities in which they live and work healthy.” Saving money and conserving the health of your best assets is a win-win. Fall is just behind the summer wind. Visit The Kenkou Group’s website, http://www.thekenkougroup.com, or contact us via email at info(at)thekenkougroup(dot)com; pencil us in to keep you and your employees safe.