Flu shot events begin Oct. 1. Getting vaccinated against influenza is the single most effective way to protect yourself and our patients. It is best to get vaccinated early to allow your immune system time to develop antibodies to influenza.
Hospital employees, medical staff and midlevel providers with hospital privileges and credentials, students, contractors, vendors and volunteers are required to receive their vaccination at one of the upcoming Flu Stop Clinics or Occupational Health.
Documentation of vaccine received elsewhere should be submitted to the Hospital Occupational Health Clinic, G110 Delp, 913-588-6512 or fax to 913-588-2769. All medical exemptions (Guillain-Barré syndrome and severe allergic reaction to the influenza vaccine) must be documented by a personal medical care provider. All religious exemptions must be documented by a religious leader.
"Vaccination is the single best means to prevent the flu," said Lee Norman, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer. "Healthcare providers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect their patients and provide safe care. Do the right thing and get a flu vaccine."
Louis Wetzel, MD
Chief of Staff