The Average American Loses $92 a Year in Wages Due to the Flu

Flu this, flu that. Who knew there was so much data on getting sick? Additionally, the cumulative costs involved with succumbing to such ailments as influenza really look bizarrely terrible when aggregated and presented visually, as CouponCabin has done with their “Ahhh Choo!” infographic.

Some of the highlights include the costs of preventative measures (average cost of  a flu shot being $35) juxtaposed with the costs of an uninsured American seeing a doctor for more than $100 (with that costly prescription).

For businesses, employees who succumb to the flu end up becoming a huge expense not only to themselves, but the business economy as a whole. For example, according to the research, apparently Americans missed 70 million workdays last year due to the flu, with individuals losing roughly $92 a year in wages from the sickness.

Here’s a complete look at some of the overarching costs of contracting the flu, and some helpful tips on protecting yourself:

Infographic by CouponCabin

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