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Employee Flu Vaccine Campaign Begins

Get-Your-Flu-ShotAs you know, Penn Medicine has joined leading health care organizations across the country in requiring seasonal flu immunization for all faculty, staff, students, volunteers and contracted personnel in order to protect patients, employees, family members and the community from influenza infection through annual immunization.  

Over past recent years, 99 percent of PAH and UPHS employees have been vaccinated for seasonal influenza. Getting the flu vaccine reduces the risk of illness for our staff and helps keep our patients, colleagues, and families safe and healthy.

UPHS has been recognized by the State of Pennsylvania for this key patient safety initiative.

Provided at PAH free of charge, seasonal influenza vaccines are needed annually for maximum protection. The 2012-13 seasonal influenza vaccine protects against the three most likely influenza strains expected to circulate this year, all of which are different from those in the prior year’s vaccine.

In order to receive seasonal flu vaccine through Employee Health, employees must have a pre-printed, bar-coded Employee Influenza Vaccination Consent Form. The Form is pre-printed with the employee’s name, department and job title. Click here to get a step-by-step guide to print your Flu Consent Form.

For the more information and the complete schedule of vaccination dates and locations, just click on the “Get Your Flu Shot!” button on the PAH Intranet page. For questions, please contact Maureen McLaughlin, CRNP, MSN, MBA, at 215.829.6461 or mclaughm@pahosp.com.

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