Local business aims to keep staff healthy

| 02/12/2008

(CNS): In partnership with the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) local business conglomerate, dms Organization Ltd. (dms), has offered free flu shots to all of its employees on Last Wednesday morning staff from all of dms’ subsidiary and affiliate companies gathered to receive their free flu shots in the main boardroom at dms House.   

“It can be difficult to stay healthy this time of year with the increase in cases of the flu virus,” said dms Organization’s Human Resources’ Sarah Lacey.  “We want our employees to be able to enjoy their holiday season free of illness and also be able to work in a healthy environment.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anywhere between 5 to 15 percent of the world’s population is affected by Influenza, also known as the flu virus.  Influenza has also resulted in severe cases that have caused over 200,000 deaths annually.  Over the past few years, the Cayman Islands has prepared for a possible flu pandemic by providing health services such as the flu vaccination.

 “We are pleased to be able to provide this service for our employees, and we wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season,” added Lacey.

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