UCHealth: Annual Flu Shot RequirementAug 14, 2020
UCHealth: Annual Flu Shot Requirement
To keep our patients and their families safe from the flu, annual flu shots are required for all employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, vendors and contractors who come into our facilities. Importantly, this does include all research staff who enter UCHealth facilities.
In September, UCHealth Employee Health and Well-being will begin administering mandatory flu vaccinations for staff. It takes about two weeks after your flu shot for the vaccination to protect you from the flu so, it is important to ensure that we are protecting our patients, families and each other early on in the season. The CDC encourages people to be vaccinated by end of October.
2020 dates and deadline:
- September: Flu shot clinics start. See here for locations in metro Denver: https://thesource.uchealth.org/Departments/HR/HealthAndWellness/Documents/Flu%202020/Flu%20clinic%20schedules/Metro_Flu%20schedule_2020.pdf
- November 2nd: Flu shot clinics end.
- Nov. 15: Applicable research staff who are not compliant with the policy will lose access to UCHealth facility
There are no major changes to the flu vaccination process this year. Information on how and when you may get your free on-site flu shot is coming soon.
As always, your dedication to keeping our patients and staff healthy and preventing the spread of influenza is much appreciated.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.