Free flu shots will once again be offered at many U.S. locations starting in October. To see a complete list of flu shot clinics please click here.
Every year, 5-20 percent of the U.S. population is hit with the flu resulting in 31.4 million office visits, more than 100 million lost workdays, and 200,000 hospitalizations. The most effective way to prevent the flu or to significantly reduce flu symptoms is to get a flu shot every year.
"First Data is committed to protecting the health and well-being of owner-associates and we are pleased to once again offer the flu shot clinics," said Janelle Bergquist, senior vice president, Human Resources.
Registration is required to receive a flu shot and only takes a few minutes:
You can also call TotalWellness at 888.434.4358 x127 (9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST) to schedule an appointment.
This year, TotalWellness, a third party provider, will be at various First Data locations providing free flu shots to all First Data owner-associates. Contractors, interns, and family members are not eligible for a flu shot through the on-site clinics. Owner-associates who are not able to attend an on-site clinic, but are enrolled in a First Data medical plan can receive a free flu shot by visiting a participating retail pharmacy and showing their medical card (this includes all family members enrolled in a First Data medical plan).
Important Information about the Flu
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Symptoms can be mild to severe and can even lead to death. People with the flu experience some or all of the below symptoms:
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/symptoms.htm) for more information about the flu vaccine, symptoms, and how to protect yourself during flu season.