October 12, 2007

Free flu vaccine for staff, faculty available

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Utpal Davé, M.D.

The Occupational Health Clinic's (OHC) annual flu vaccine program kicked off Oct. 8 on the plaza in front of Eskind Biomedical Library.

Vaccines are provided by Vanderbilt free of charge to all staff, faculty, volunteers and second- and third-year medical students.

Nursing students and first- and second-year medical students also may get free vaccines, as can other students, at the Student Health Clinic.

The vaccine will be available in the Occupational Health Clinic and OHC staff will be stationed in the second-floor lobby of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 15-17.

New this year, OHC nurses are visiting all VUH inpatient units daily from Oct. 16-19, providing “bedside service” to those inpatient caregivers who may not be able to leave the unit for long.

Nurses will bring flu shots at multiple times and on different shifts to reach as many caregivers as possible.

OHC will have a limited supply of FluMist, the nasal spray vaccine, in the clinic.

• The vaccine is provided at no charge to Vanderbilt faculty/staff, volunteers and medical students.

• Bring your Vanderbilt ID badge with you.

• A printable consent form is on the OHC Web site.

• For more times/locations and other information, consult the OHC Web Site at occhealth.vanderbilt.edu.