ACI Launches New Onsite Flu Vaccination Program

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<strong>San Diego &mdash; Sept. 21</strong><br />Just in time for flu season, ACI Specialty Benefits launches a new on-site flu vaccination program designed to help employers combat the spread of influenza throughout the office. <br /><br />&ldquo;It is a proven fact that the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year,&rdquo; said Dr. Ann Clark, ACI Specialty Benefits Corp. CEO. &ldquo;Our newly instated flu vaccination program will keep employees healthy and alert while saving employers thousands of dollars in health care costs, absenteeism and productivity losses each year.  <br /><br />”As an added bonus to the busy employee, we&rsquo;re bringing the flu vaccination program to the workplace.&rdquo;<br /><br />ACI Specialty Benefits is excited to bring an effective and convenient flu vaccination program to corporations worldwide.  <br /><br />According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that up to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year as a result of the illness.  <br /><br />With flu season beginning in November and continuing through May, experts recommend getting vaccinated between October and November. <br /><br />The CDC also reports a 13 percent to 44 percent reduction in healthcare provider visits, 18 percent  to 45 percent reduction in absenteeism and 18 percent to 28 percent reduction in productivity losses as a direct result of influenza vaccination.  <br /><br />In monetary figures, CDC reports that the vaccination averts about $4,500 per illness among healthy people age 18 to 64 in a typical season. <br /><br />ACI Specialty Benefits&rsquo; new on-site flu vaccination program can be purchased on its own or as an added provision at a minimal cost to ACI&rsquo;s Employee Assistance, Work/Life or AppleCore Wellness programs.

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