Each year, WOHA plays an important role in the protection of our community against seasonal flu. Serving both private and public agencies to provide consultation, case management, and policy, our seasonal flu program can help to keep your workforce healthy.
The most effective measure of Influenza protection is immunization. Protect yourself, your employees, and the public through vaccination against seasonal flu.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
WOHA can provide Seasonal Flu Vaccinations either on a walk-in basis in our conveniently located clinic or on-site at your facility.
For more information about our mobile flu services, please contact us for more information at 202-463-6698. Ready to set up a clinic for your office? Use our online form to request an appointment.
Pandemic Flu Preparedness
The outcome of a pandemic depends on the severity of the responsible viral strain, as well as the extent to which each community and organization prepares for this potential catastrophe. WOHA can provide your company with the expertise and resources necessary to prepare for and mitigate the effects of a pandemic flu.
Aspects of our Pandemic Flu Preparedness Services include:
- Assistance in tailoring a pandemic flu plan specific to your company’s needs.
- Communication of the latest literature on preparedness planning.
- Presentations and distribution of materials geared toward various divisions of your organization.
- Facilitating the acquisition, storage, distribution and administration of antiviral medications to essential employees with potential risk of exposure.
- Coordinating relationships between your company and IT technical specialists that will ensure that employees can work from home.
- Promoting infection control in the workplace, including personal hygiene among employees and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as protective masks.
- Board-certified physicians available to respond to your needs or questions.
Steps you, the employer, can take:
- Vaccinate your employees.
- Stockpile antiviral medications.
- Utilize an emergency notification system to ensure complete communication with all personnel.
- Train and educate employees on safe work practices:
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover cough with arm/sleeve.
- Wash hands and keep sanitizers handy.
- Use of PPE, such as masks
- Be mindful of personal contact.
- Implement engineering controls such as proper ventilation, access to disinfectants, etc.