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Prepare your medical facility for the upcoming flu season

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An informational guide on steps to properly prepare your medical facility for the upcoming flu season and how Amazon Business can help. 

 

Upcoming flu season

 

The flu season is a topic that arises annually and inspires many individuals to take preventative measures. Washing hands more frequently, opting to receive a flu vaccine, staying home when sick and purchasing supplies may reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

 

As we enter a flu season in the midst of a pandemic, it will be imperative that organizations take the same precautionary measures to protect staff and customers alike to the best of their ability. A simple way to prepare your medical facility for the flu season will be to have the proper safety and medical supplies in stock to help combat the virus and limit risk.

 

The flu season generally occurs during the fall and winter seasons; however, influenza viruses circulate year-round. Due to the surge in activity in the fall and winter most people interested in receiving a flu shot will plan to do so towards the end of summer or early fall in preparation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you.”

 

With the increased interest in flu shot vaccinations due to heighted health vulnerability, it is important that clinics and medical facilities begin preparation for flu shot administration, treatment, and sanitation measures as soon as possible.

 

 

Essential supplies to prepare for flu season

 

Amazon Business provides an extensive assortment of medical supplies to assist in flu prevention and flu shot administration. Common flu prevention supplies can be found on the Professional Medical Supply page and includes:

 

 

Wholesale medical and safety supplies

 

Amazon Business can save you both time and money when procuring Wholesale supplies   for your medical facility during flu season. Wholesale pricing is available on a vast selection of medical and safety products in various quantities. Amazon Business allows shoppers to view top-selling products frequently purchased by other trusted businesses, sort by highly rated products and leverage deals including Quantity Discounts on bulk wholesale orders.

 

How Amazon Business can help

 

Flu shot administration and prevention will be more important than ever this year as individuals already subject to COVID-19 will be looking for ways to reduce risk and exposure to the influenza virus. As a result, an increased amount of responsibility will be placed on medical facilities to ensure they have adequate supplies in stock to provide correct flu prevention and treatment measures.

 

The most efficient way for facilities to purchase essential medical supplies this flu season is through an online store with multiple sellers. This allows purchasers to save both time and money by consolidating suppliers and enabling buyers to review several products at once.

 

Amazon Business brings together hundreds of thousands of sellers in one place to offer a wide selection of everything you may need to provide medical care including exam room supplies, disposable products, and janitorial and sanitation items. Click here to view the full selection of professional medical supplies available to healthcare professionals to prepare for flu season.

 

In addition, there are several benefits available to customers that choose to shop on Amazon Business. Below are some key features to consider:

 

  • Automate frequent purchases: For items you use often, activate Recurring Delivery for business. Out of facial tissues every month? No problem. Just set recurring delivery on your preferred product to avoid stockouts and eliminate the hassle of reordering.
  • Track your inventory: Closely tracking inventory levels is an essential step in operating a safe and reliable medical facility. You want to buy the right quantity at the right time to ensure you have what you need on hand; however, you want to avoid excess product that can result in storage constraints.
  • Cost: Look for transparency when it comes to pricing and compare prices with those offered from other vendors. Select suppliers who offer a variety of discounts for high-volume orders and no order minimums.
  • Consolidate purchasing: The more you can get from one supplier, the less time you’ll have to spend managing purchasing. While being tied to a few suppliers can simplify the purchasing process, traditional suppliers may lock you into long-term contracts that limit your ability to negotiate prices.
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