Flu Vaccine Clinics Planned
Flu season is upon us and now is the time to protect yourself, your patients and the community by getting vaccinated! Influenza viruses typically ramp up each year in the fall, lasting through the spring, so September and October are ideal times to be vaccinated. Most people who catch the flu recover without complications, but influenza can be associated with serious illness and hospitalization, especially among older adults and young children. The CDC recommends annual flu vaccines for everyone older than six months.
A few things to note about this year’s shot:
- The composition of the flu vaccines has been updated to match circulating flu viruses. The composition is reviewed annually and updated as needed to match the most common viruses circulating.
- All flu vaccines will be quadrivalent, which means they are designed to protect against four different flu viruses.
- Flu vaccines and COVD-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.
Employee Health continues to be creative in the delivery of our routine services, including administering the flu vaccine. New this year, all clinical staff will receive their flu vaccine within their clinical departments (unless received during their annual compliance review or requested otherwise). For all other staff, many vaccine options are available. Please click here to view a chart of available dates/times.
Employees may also make a flu vaccine appointment with Employee Health by calling 402-955-6020 or through your primary care provider or pharmacy. If you receive the flu vaccine elsewhere, please provide documentation of the vaccine to Employee Health. As a reminder, flu vaccines are required annually for all Children’s employees, contingent workers and volunteers and must be received by Nov. 30. Please refer to policy HR221 with any questions.