Klick Health Rolls Out Mobile Flu Shot Clinics to Employees’ Homes

Company takes its annual flu shot program on the road to help keep its people healthy and happy during pandemic

For the first time ever, Klick Health has taken its in-office flu shot clinic on the road in keeping with its people-first culture and commitment to help keep its team members and their families healthy and happy.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201029006114/en/

A registered nurse gives copywriter Ammie Matte the flu shot in Klick Health’s Mobile Flu Shot Clinic outside her Toronto home on October 28, 2020. Matte is one of hundreds of Klick employees who signed up for the unique program as the company continues to adapt its people-first programs during the pandemic. (Photo: Business Wire)

Klick’s Mobile Flu Shot Clinics are pulling up and parking outside the homes of hundreds of its Toronto-based team members, who signed up for the unique pilot program, over the next two weeks. The company transformed two Sprinter Cargo Vans into flu shot clinics, complete with Registered Nurses, and is working in partnership with leading local medical clinics to administer the flu shots.

“The safety and wellbeing of our team is paramount,” said Chief People Officer Glenn Zujew. “That’s why we’re taking our normal in-office flu shot clinic on the road and are literally rolling it out to hundreds of Klicksters’ homes. It’s another example of our people-first culture and how we’ve been adapting our internal programs with different, out-of-the-box thinking to keep our Klicksters as happy, healthy, and engaged as ever.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Klick has hosted in-office flu shot clinics for several years but decided to adapt the program during COVID-19 for its growing team. Klick has also responded to the pandemic by moving to virtual operations ahead of the curve and adapting all of its communications, training, onboarding, fitness, and other internal programs. In the spring, it launched the Klick Shop, giving every Klickster $500 to spend on desks, ergonomic chairs, monitors, headsets, and other items to help make their work-from-home experience more comfortable.

About Klick Health
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent commercialization partner for life sciences. For over two decades, Klick has been laser focused on developing, launching, and supporting life sciences brands to maximize their full market potential. Follow Klick Health on Twitter at @KlickHealth. For more information on joining Klick, go to klick.com.

About Klick Group
The Klick Group of companies—Klick Health (including Klick Katalyst), Klick Media Group, Klick Applied Sciences (including Klick Labs), Klick Consulting, Klick Ventures, and Sensei Labs—is an ecosystem of brilliant talent collectively working to maximize their people and clients’ full potential. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and across North America. Klick has consistently been

Read more

CDC rolls out new guidance urging masks for passengers, workers on public transit

The U.S. Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines on Monday calling for all passengers and workers on planes, trains, buses and other public transportation to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The CDC explained in the guidance that travel on public transportation increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, especially in cases in which passengers or employees cannot practice social distancing. 

“Given how interconnected most transportation systems are across the nation and the world, local transmission can grow quickly into interstate and international transmission when infected persons travel on public conveyances without wearing a mask and with others who are not wearing masks,” the CDC’s guidance reads.

The recommendations follow pressure from airline industry leaders, as well as widespread agreement on the effectiveness of masks and face coverings in blocking the spread of COVID-19, The Washington Post noted.

The Monday recommendation came after a request from Vice President Pence to CDC Director Robert Redfield, according to the newspaper. The new language gives the airline industry greater leeway in pressing passengers to wear masks.

The move also comes after the White House blocked the CDC from implementing a rule mandating that all passengers and employees wear face coverings on transit, The New York Times first reported. That order would have been the administration’s strictest measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The new CDC guidance states: “Face masks help prevent people who have COVID-19, including those who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.”

The guidelines provide exemptions for some travelers including children under the age of two and others with written instructions from a medical provider not to wear masks. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: ‘The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it’ Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE, who initially downplayed the efficacy of masks, was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month. He has since recovered. 

Health officials agree that wearing a face mask or covering and social distancing are the most effective ways to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Source Article

Read more
  • Partner links