Registration is now open for WANADA’s seasonal flu shot program for dealership employees. With the flu annually infecting over 40 million people, resulting in workplace disruptions averaging 4-5 work days per employee, this is a popular, well-received WANADA employee benefit.
Once again, WANADA’s flu shot program will be available on-site at WANADA dealerships and administered by Norvar Health Services. The on-site service will be available for adults aged 18 and older.
Norvar is offering the quadrivalent (4-strain) vaccine this year. For years, flu vaccines were designed to protect against 3 different flu viruses (trivalent). The trivalent vaccine is no longer available on the market except for adults aged 65 and over. The quadrivalent flu vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.
The fee will be $31 for the quadrivalent vaccine with a minimum of twenty (20) participants required at each location. Locations with less than 20 participants will be billed as if 20 doses of vaccine were administered. The difference will be billed at a rate of $24 per dose.
As usual, adults 65 and older have a choice of getting the high-dose trivalent flu shot, which offers better protection against the flu compared with the regular trivalent shot. The fee for the high-dose shot will be $55. Human immune defenses become weaker with age, which places older people at greater risk of severe illness from influenza.
Also, aging decreases the body’s ability to have a good immune response after getting influenza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the high-dose vaccine gives older people a better immune response against the flu. Data have shown that that leads to greater protection against influenza.
To have your dealership participate, please register online at www.norvarhealthservices.com, under “Scheduling”. Please do not fax in your registration. Alternatively, you may call Norvar at 202-744-1360. With the popularity of this program you are encouraged to register early to guarantee the date of your choice. Any request received after August 31 may be subject to vaccine availability.
Norvar Health Services will begin conducting on-site visits starting October 1. All scheduling will be done by Norvar upon submission of your registration. Norvar will contact the dealer’s designated representative with the scheduled date/time and forward all appropriate forms. Norvar will invoice the dealership directly for all flu shots administered via the program, subject to the 20 doses minimum.
If you have any questions, please contact Connie Ryan at WANADA at (202) 237-7200.Download Bulletin PDF