UCHealth: Flu Vaccination UpdateSep 11, 2020
UCHealth: Flu Vaccination Update
Free on-site flu vaccinations available starting soon. Visit The Source for details.
At UCHealth, we must do everything possible to ensure our patients’ safety – as well as our own. As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is even more critical this year that we act early against the flu to protect our patients, staff and providers.
Each year, between 5 and 20 percent of Americans get the flu. For this reason, the State of Colorado requires vaccination annually against influenza for all health care workers, unless they have an approved medical or religious waiver.
Every UCHealth employee (full-time, part-time and per diem), medical staff member, volunteer and contractor must receive a flu shot each year. If you feel that you have a valid medical or religious reason to decline vaccination, please go to The Source to learn more.
Thank you for getting your flu shot and helping to provide the best care to our patients and families during the most vulnerable times of their lives.
To limit large group gatherings, we are changing how we administer flu vaccinations.
- Unit/clinic-based vaccinations are scheduled for 9/1-9/14 for staff and providers who work within a clinical location or in an area where qualified professionals are available to administer vaccinations.
- Those who don’t work in a clinical area may attend one of the flu clinics offered by employee health or they may get their flu shot through their PCP or local pharmacy. Note: Staff who are vaccinated outside of employee health will need to collect their vaccination information and submit it following instructions that are available on The Source.
- 2020 dates and deadlines:
- Sept. 1-14: Unit/clinic-based vaccinations (see details above)
- Early Sept.-Oct.: On-site flu vaccinations for non-clinical departments
- Nov. 2: Employees who remain non-compliant will face disciplinary action.
- If you hold a valid waiver from previous years, you will not need to renew this year.
- If you choose a high dose or egg free vaccination, please make an appointment with employee health for your flu shot.
- Visit The Source for everything you need to know about flu shots.
- If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org