Influenza vaccine dates added for Health Science Campus

November 14, 2016 | UTMC
By Rebecca Schwan



The deadline for UT Health faculty, staff, residents, students, health-care workers and volunteers to receive their influenza vaccine is Wednesday, Nov. 30.

In an effort to reach 100 percent compliance for the universal flu shot policy, six additional vaccine administration dates have been added.

Flu shot Slide UPDATES B_Page_6The universal flu shot policy was adopted last year as an effort to prevent the spread of influenza and to keep employees and patients healthy.

“We have seen a pretty good response so far, and approximately 70 percent of those required to get a flu shot have already done so,” said Kip Miller, director of primary care clinics. “We have added six more opportunities for the remaining individuals to receive their vaccine for free here at UTMC.”

Vaccines are required for individuals who work in the hospital and ambulatory clinics, and those whose duties require them to enter patient care areas.

Shots will be administered from 7 to 10 a.m. on the first floor of the hospital outside the gift shop on the following dates:

• Tuesday, Nov. 15;

• Thursday, Nov. 17;

• Monday, Nov. 21;

• Wednesday, Nov. 23;

• Tuesday, Nov. 29; and

• Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Individuals should complete the vaccine administration questionnaire found online at https://webinfluenzaapp.utoledo.edu prior to receiving a vaccination to expedite the registration process.

Those who choose to receive a flu shot at their doctor’s office or other clinic need to upload proof of immunization to the UT influenza vaccine website. Proof of vaccination is required by Thursday, Dec. 1.