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Flu shot

Flu season is approaching. Every October and November about six million people receive an invitation from their GP for the flu shot. You can decide for yourself whether you get the shot, this is not mandatory. Flu is at the top of the list of reasons for absenteeism. Some employers ask employees to get the flu shot. Is that actually allowed? Our experts are happy to tell you! 

Let's make it clear that the free flu shot is intended for children and adults who are at an extra risk of becoming seriously ill from flu. For example people of 60 years and older, but also for people with lung or heart conditions, for example. These people receive an invitation for the annual flu shot from their GP.

Free flu shot through your employer

Flu is the most common cause of absenteeism among employees and can therefore lead to problems for your employer, such as understaffing and extra costs. More and more employers are calling on their employees and offering them a free flu shot. Note: you don't have to use this if you don't want to. Even if you belong to the risk group.

Our advice? If you are nevertheless considering meeting your employer in this regard, it is wise to study the flu shot thoroughly. The choice to have the flu shot is entirely up to you.


Curious about the flu shot and your work? Or does your employer oblige you to get the flu shot? Do not hesitate to contact us. Our Service Center is available every working day from 8.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m., via and 0345 851 963.


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