Flu Shot Reminder – All Medical Abstentions Must Be Filed By Oct. 30

Oct 21, 2016

The annual Guthrie mandatory employee flu shot program has begun, and more than 2,500 employees have received their flu shot so far. If you have not yet obtained your annual flu shot, please click here to check the schedule of flu shot clinics to find a location and date that works for you. Egg free vaccines have now arrived and are available during all flu shot clinics.

Requests for exception of the influenza vaccine for valid medical and/or religious reasons require the appropriate documentation. All forms must be completed and returned, with appropriate documentation to the Employee Health Office (EHO) by Oct. 30.

Guthrie believes that our patients have the right to assume that health care personnel will take all reasonable measures to reduce and avoid transmission of preventable diseases, including influenza. Therefore, all employees, medical staff members, students, and volunteers must have the seasonal influenza vaccine prior to Dec. 1.

Questions regarding the vaccination may be directed to Employee Health at 570-887-2683.