The 2014 Penn Medicine Influenza Vaccine Campaign for employees will begin as usual in late September/early October. This timing is chosen to provide optimal protection during the usual peak times for influenza infection in the Philadelphia area. The vaccine components are identical to those of 2013. As usual, the UPHS Occupational Health practices will provide vaccination opportunities at multiple convenient sites. The calendar and details will be posted on the UPHS Intranet Homepage. Penn Medicine staff will be able to print their own bar-coded consent forms beginning in mid September.
Any Penn Medicine faculty or employees who choose to be vaccinated for the 2014 season in their own doctor’s offices or pharmacies should save the documentation and submit it in September or October with their bar-coded forms. Documentation can be submitted by drop-off to your Penn Medicine Occupational Health Practice or by emailing pdfs (including the bar-coded form) to OccHealth@uphs.upenn.edu.