The Control Group is nothing if not ruthlessly focused on optimization. And it's hard to be optimized when you're fighting a 101-degree temperature, a sore throat, and a hacking cough.
That's why on Monday, The Control Group provided all employees with the option of getting their yearly flu vaccine. And they didn't even have to leave the office: a nurse was on hand to give our immune systems a boost right in the workout room.
Flu vaccines aren't just good for our employees: they're good for the world. Flu vaccinations prevent millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during 2016-2017, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million influenza-associated medical visits, and 85,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations.
In seasons when the vaccine viruses matched circulating strains, flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with flu by 40 percent to 60 percent.
On-site immunizations are just one more way that The Control Group is dedicated to employee health.