October 4, 2002

Annual flu vaccines begin this month

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R. Jason Pitts, left, and A. Nicole Fox were co-authors of the paper with Zwiebel. (photos by Neil Brake)

The annual flu vaccine program and TB skin testing program are now underway for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and volunteers.

Administered by the Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic (VOHC), the flu vaccine will begin on Oct. 14 for hospital and clinic personnel who care for high-risk patients or faculty and staff with personal health risks. All other faculty and staff will begin receiving the vaccine on Nov. 1.

On-site vaccination is available if 25 faculty/staff in a specific area are interested in receiving the vaccine. Call Helen Scott at 936-0955 to schedule on-site service. Arrangements can also be made for TB testing at the same time.

The flu vaccine will be offered through Jan. 31 at VOHC, 640 Medical Arts Building, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. There is no charge for the vaccine and appointments are not necessary. Employees must show their Vanderbilt ID badge to receive the vaccine.