Deliver CDC’s Triple Punch to Fight Flu

(Excerpted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

It’s the bug of all super bugs. This year’s influenza (flu) activity is widespread across 49 contiguous states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends three actions to fight the flu:

1. Take the time to get a flu vaccine.

  • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  • While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
  • Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. However, there is still time to get a flu shot this year. Learn more about vaccine timing.
  • Vaccination of high-risk persons(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm) is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.

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Use These 3 Reasons to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Safety Works Expo

You’d love to get out of the office, meet other business owners, HR managers, safety professionals and learn something new. But the boss is a little nervous that it’s an excuse for you to head straight to the golf course or meet up with friends for lunch.

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‘Dog Days’ Yields Pet Adoptions, Donations, Good Feelings

CopperPoint hosted its third annual Dog Days of Summer event for employees to cure their summertime blues by cuddling with adoptable dogs.

The event also raises donations, such as food, treats and household goods, that Arizona’s animal shelters rely on.

During the slower summer months, these donations are needed more than ever. Dog and cat pet food, bags of treats, clean towels and blankets are the most widely needed items.

CopperPoint’s partner in the Dog Days event is the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. AAWL brought adoptable dogs and cats to CopperPoint’s office in the hopes these animals would find a loving family to call home.

Thanks to the generosity of CopperPoint employees, the Dog Days event resulted in three animal adoptions, more than 50 pounds of food plus a variety of pet supplies donated to the shelter. Also, $868 in adoption fees/donations were raised and CopperPoint is matching that amount, bringing total cash amount to $1,736.

Hosting an adoption event starts with a phone call to your nearest animal shelter. And to support the health, wellness, emotional and behavior needs of animals in the care of an Arizona shelter, check out the wish lists are posted on their websites. The Arizona Animal Welfare League list can be found here.