The mandatory influenza policy is now in effect. Please review the policy and flu shot schedule to help ensure the Washington University School of Medicine protects the safety of our patients, as well as the health of the Medical School community and their families.
In order to protect its patients, students and employees, the School of Medicine is rolling out its annual flu shot schedule. Washington University’s mandatory influenza policy will require faculty and staff engaged in patient care or working in buildings where patient care occurs to obtain a flu shot. This policy is crucial to fulfilling our duty as a health care institution to protect the safety of our patients.
This policy states that getting an annual flu vaccine is a condition of employment and/or access to patient care or clinical care areas and applies to all Washington University employees, faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students, trainees, independent contractors, temporary agency personnel, volunteers, and vendors who provide patient care services or work in patient care areas in any facility owned and/or leased by the University. This includes buildings on the Washington University Medical Campus and Danforth campus as well as all off-campus patient care locations.
The influenza vaccination will be provided free of charge to all University employees and students throughout the flu season, as long as supplies are available. Personnel requiring mandatory vaccination under this new policy will be notified individually by email in the next several days and have until December 15th, 2018 to receive their influenza vaccination.
Please find the dates and locations of the flu vaccination sessions listed below – please mark these on your calendars as reminders. In addition, the policy, common Q & A, the flu vaccination schedule, details about the vaccines to be provided and exemption request forms for medical or religious reasons, can be found on the Occupational Health website.
Medical and religious exemptions may be granted with appropriate documentation – these documents should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. Designated employees and students who fail to obtain an influenza vaccination will be subject to remedial action which may include suspension without pay, termination of employment or denial of access to patient care or clinical areas
Thank you for protecting the health of our patients as well as your co-workers and their families.
2018 WUSM Employee Seasonal Flu Vaccination Schedule:
|Sept. 25||7:00am-2:30pm||CAM, Third Floor (Conference Room 1)|
|Sept. 26||7:00am-2:30pm||Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, 1st Floor, Lobby|
|Oct. 2||7:30am-12:30pm||Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, MOB 3, 2nd Floor, HCl Kitchen|
|Oct. 3||8:30am-2:00pm||CAM, South County, Ste. 2300 Conference Room|
|Oct. 4||7:00am-2:30pm||Northwest Tower, 10th Floor, Conference Room 10A|
|Oct. 9||8:30am-12:30pm||4444 Forest Park, Rm 1540 & 1540E|
|Oct. 10||7:00am-12:30pm||CAM, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 2|
|Oct. 16||8:30am-12:30pm||Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC), 1st Floor Conference Room.|
|Oct. 17||8:00am-2:30pm||McDonnell Pediatric Research Building, Lobby|
|Oct. 18||7:00am-3:00pm||Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, 1st Floor, Lobby|
|Oct. 23||7:00am-2:30pm||Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, 1st Floor, Lobby|
|Oct. 24||8:30am-12:30pm||Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, MOB 1, G-06|