Upswing in flu cases a concern

But there’s still time to respond, say experts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2013

In the fall of 2012, Pacific Blue Cross once again offered an on-site flu clinic to employees. But this time, fewer people signed up for the free service, according to Margaret Ng, a Burnaby, B.C.-based health and wellness program manager.

However, when the number of flu cases rose dramatically in Canada this season, the demand was back, she said.

“There’s now a lot of interest to receive it because they’re hearing how everybody’s off sick and (asking) whether we’ll run it again, so we’re definitely getting a lot of requests like that,” said Ng, adding the clinic won’t be offered again this season because of budgetary reasons.