Get Your Flu Shot by November 15

Published: September 24th, 2014

Category: Archives

Flu is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., resulting in approximately 36,000 deaths and 226,000 hospitalizations annually. Health care workers infected with influenza have been the cause of outbreaks of the disease in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Because of the responsibility health care workers bear to protect patients, UF Health is introducing mandatory flu vaccination or a formal opt-out/mask process in patient care areas. The mandatory flu vaccination or formal opt-out/mask process applies to individuals who provide service in any UF Health Shands, UF College of Medicine and UF Health Physicians facilities, and UF College of Dentistry facilities and programs. This includes UF Health Science Center college and institute physicians; residents and clinical providers; UF Health Shands employees; UF Health Physicians employees; credentialed medical staff and allied health staff; students; trainees; and volunteers.

Visit the UF Health Bridge Flu Central website for a calendar of flu shot events.