Flu Vaccination Clinics Begin Oct. 1

Flu season is upon us, and in an effort to keep our patients, employees, and providers safe, flu vaccines will once again be mandatory for all Kentucky One Health employees, contract staff and medical providers. This is per the guidelines of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission.

Vaccine:  Complimentary flu vaccines will be available to all Kentucky One employees, medical staff, and contracted workers starting October 1, 2019 through the Employee Health office. Employee Health will have latex-free, preservative-free and egg-free vaccines as available through normal sources. See flu clinic dates and locations.

Due Date:  The deadline for vaccination will be November 30, 2019.

Documentation:  If you receive your vaccine at another location, you must present written documentation to the Jewish Hospital Employee Health Office by November 30, 2019 to include: type of vaccine, date of vaccination, and signature of the person who administered the vaccine. This record can be faxed to 502.560.8439.
Compliance:  Flu vaccination is an expectation for all employed and non-employed providers working in the facilities. Medical exceptions will only be granted to those with a history of Guillain-Barre or a previous severe allergy to the vaccine. Those requesting exemptions for religious/moral/ethical convictions must present a written request to the CMO at their primary facility. Cases of non-compliance will be reviewed by the facility’s Medical Operating Committee.

Questions:  May be directed to your facility’s Infection Preventionist or Employee Health Office.