Preparing for Flu Season

October 15th, 2004 by

With the dramatic shortage of flu vaccine, employers are facing some daunting problems this coming flu season. The limited available shots will go to high priority populations: very young children, the elderly and the chronically ill. For relatively healthy people, flu shots are unlikely to be available. This means, in turn, that the average workplace is much more likely to be confronted with flu-infected employees. What should be done?
The best way to prevent the spreading of flu is for the sick person to stay home. This sounds easy, but it isn