UCSF Offers Free Flu Shots to Staff, Students, and Volunteers

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It is time once again for Occupational Health Service’s annual flu shot clinics. From Monday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 17, UCSF will provide free flu shots to all employees, students, and volunteers with UCSF identification at drop-in clinics at various locations including Parnassus, Mount Zion, Mission Bay, Mission Center Building, Laurel Heights, China Basin, Executive Park, and 2300 Harrison St.

The UCSF Medical Center vaccination campaign is part of an effort to protect staff, patients, and the integrity of the UCSF workforce. The UCSF flu shot policy requires that all medical center employees, UCSF faculty and house staff be vaccinated with one shot for the seasonal flu, which will include H1N1.

As required by state law, anyone who declines a flu shot must sign a declination form and wear a hospital-supplied mask while in areas where patients are seen, evaluated, and treated. Please see the following policy for more information:<can’t get this link to open, even without the pdf; seems like it’s been superseded>

manuals.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/AdminManual/IndividualPolicies/InfluenzaVaccination.pdf

The 2012 flu shot schedule clinic locations, hours of operation (already posted), the flu shot declination form and the flu shot educational video will be available at occupationalhealthprogram.ucsf.edu/index.asp in mid-September.<update this time element or leave out?> Please visit Occupational Health Guidance and Updates for Influenza page for an educational video.

  • Everyone who receives a flu shot will be given a new sticker to place on the front of his or her ID badge. Old stickers should be removed.
  • Managers should ask their staff to fill out the flu shot consent form using the name listed on his or her paycheck/medical center compliance report.
  • Each person will be given a copy of his or her flu shot record. Students must keep their own copy as proof of their flu shot for the 2013 rotation requirements.
  • Employees who received a vaccination outside UCSF must bring documentation to one of the flu shot clinics or Occupational Health Services to receive a sticker. OHS will add this documentation to employees’ electronic health records.

For more information regarding the flu vaccine and CDC recommendations, please see the CDC website.

For information about the Flu Shot program, please contact Occupational Health at (415) 885-7580, Option 1, or e-mail ohs@ucsfmedctr.org