September 2, 2010

Seasonal flu vaccine for employees available soon

Flu shots from the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) for seasonal flu will be available for staff and faculty in the tent on the plaza in front of the Eskind Biomedical Library Sept. 7-10, and again on Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An ID badge is required to receive the vaccination.

“Fortunately, this year only one flu shot is needed. The H1N1 virus that required a separate vaccine last year is covered by the seasonal flu vaccine this year,” said Melanie Swift, M.D., medical director of the Occupational Health Clinic.

There will also be flu shots available in the lobby of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Sept. 15-17 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In addition, other opportunities to receive a flu shot will be available throughout flu season. OHC will also be offering flu vaccine in its main clinic, 640 Medical Arts Building, beginning Sept. 20 and continuing throughout flu season.

OHC's vaccine sites will be scheduled in coming weeks in the Medical Center, on the main University campus, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and at off-campus departments and clinics.

The OHC Late Night Cart will have flu vaccine to serve the night and weekend hospital staff. There will also be a Flu Kiosk at rotating locations throughout flu season.

The Occupational Health website has details, including locations, dates and times to get a flu shot.

Vanderbilt Medical students should visit Student Health to obtain their flu vaccine this year.

For a complete calendar of locations for faculty and staff to get a flu vaccine, go to