October 2, 2017

2017 Flu Vaccine Information


It's that time of year again. The UNM CCC has received enough flu vaccine to start vaccinating all our staff and patients.

Official flu campaign to run Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

The Cancer Center will offer its employees influenza vaccines through Thursday, November 16, 2107.  After Thursday, November 16, 2017, employees will need to find their own source for getting a flu shot through December 1, 2017.  All staff working at the Cancer Center and CRF are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine as early as possible as you are the first line in caring for our patients.

The University received the quadrivalent vaccine this year that covers 4 strains of influenza.

There will be 3 exceptions to not receive the flu vaccine this year.

  1. Medical Reasons
  2. Personal Reasons
  3. Religious Reasons

**If you opt out of getting the flu vaccine you must complete the required paperwork and are required to wear a surgical mask anytime you are at work during the flu season.   Masks must be worn beginning December 1, 2017 through the end of flu season, which will be determined by Dr. Brett, UH Epidemiologist.

We are required to document whether or not you received the vaccine.

  • If you receive the vaccine at the UNM Health System you will be given a sticker indicating that you have been vaccinated for the 2017 – 2018 flu season.
  • If you receive the flu vaccine any place other than the UNM Health System you must bring documented proof showing that you received the vaccine to the 4th floor Infusion Suite between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday, in order to receive the sticker indicating compliance.
  • If you chose not to receive the flu vaccine you must complete the consent declining the vaccine.

If you have an egg allergy you can still get a flu vaccine.   Please contact UH Employee Health at 272-2517 for information.

**Please note that the consents say “UNM Hospitals”.  This form is used for all staff working within the Health System regardless of your hiring organization.

Flu Vaccine Schedule – begins Wednesday, October 4, 2017:

Staff Flu Shot Schedule

UNM CCC at 1201 Camino de Salud
Where:       4th floor Infusion Suite - check in at reception desk
When:        Monday - Friday – Starting Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Time:         4:00 – 6:00 pm ONLY as to not interfere with patient care.

  Room G25
When:        Friday, October 13, 2017
Time:         1:00 – 3:30 pm

Patient Flu Shot Schedule

Where:       4th Floor - check in at reception desk - appointments are preferred but they will accept walk-ins as well.
When:        Monday – Friday - Starting Monday, October 4, 2017
Time:         8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Family members:  Can get their vaccines at any UH vaccine clinic, their PCP's office, citywide vaccine clinics or a local pharmacy.



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