WANADA again offers flu shot program for dealer staff

WANADA again offers flu shot program for dealer staff

With Memorial Day approaching, the winter flu season may be the last thing on peoplesê minds. But dealers can be prepared to help keep their employees healthy. Registration is open from now until August 31 for WANADAês seasonal flu shot program for dealership staff. The flu annually infects more than 40 million people, resulting in workplace disruptions averaging four to five days per employee. So the flu shot is a popular, well received WANADA employee benefit. As in years past, WANADAês flu shot program will be available on site at WANADA dealerships and be administered by Norvar Health Services.

This year Norvar is pleased to announce the introduction of needle-free technology for the administration of flu shots. This new technology allows the introduction of the flu vaccine into the muscle via a device that relies on spring power rather than a needle, eliminating needle anxiety. The device uses a precise stream of fluid that goes through the skin in about one-tenth of a second. For more information about the technology, visit www.norvarhealthservices.com/noneedle.

Norvar is again offering both the trivalent (3-strain) and quadrivalent (4-strain) vaccines. For years, flu vaccines were designed to protect against three different flu viruses (trivalent). The quadrivalent vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses Adding another B virus to the vaccine aims to give broader protection against circulating flu viruses.

The fee will be $24 per shot for the trivalent vaccine and $31 for the quadrivalent vaccine, with a minimum of 20 participants required at each location. Locations with less than 20 participants will be billed as if 20 doses of the trivalent vaccine were administered. The needle-free injections cost an extra $2 each.

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 is $48. The high-dose vaccine gives older people a better immune response against the flu. Needle-free injections are not available for the high-dose vaccine.

Interested dealerships may register online at www.norvarhealthservices.com under –Scheduling” or by calling Norvar at 202-744-1360. Faxed registrations will not be accepted. With the popularity of the flu shot program, dealers are encouraged to register early to guarantee the date of their choice. Any request received after August 31 may be subject to vaccine availability.

Norvar will begin conducting on-site visits starting October 1. All scheduling will be done by Norvar upon submission of the dealershipês registration. Norvar will contact the dealerês designated representative with the scheduled date/time and forward all appropriate forms. Norvar will invoice the dealership directly for all flu shots administered through the program, subject to the 20-dose minimum.

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