Flu season in the region can begin as early as the beginning of September or as late as October. So as a health care worker, what do you need to do to protect yourself and others? “By the time our community at large begins to see flu, we want our employees vaccinated and protected to better serve the patients and their families,” said Pam Isaacs, system director, Infection Prevention and Employee Health. “Getting your flu shot as soon as it is available to you will prevent this flu season from overwhelming our Norton Healthcare family and the community we serve.”
Norton Healthcare employees can now receive their flu vaccines. Get the vaccine by Nov. 1, but if you can, get it now.
To simplify the process and help inform you where to get your flu vaccine this year, we’ve compiled a helpful checklist below.Here’s what to know about getting your flu vaccine by Nov. 1.
– All Norton Healthcare employees must get a flu shot by Nov. 1, 2020.
– Flu vaccines are now available from any Norton Healthcare Employee Health office. Appointments are required for the flu vaccine. To make an appointment, select your facility’s link.
* Norton Audubon Hospital
* Norton Healthcare Pavilion/Downtown Campus
* Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
* Norton Brownsboro Hospital
Employees working from home are encouraged to make an appointment at any of the eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens locations. Click here to make an appointment at any of the locations.
Flu vaccinations also can be received at a Norton Healthcare primary care provider (your copay may apply). Employees vaccinated at a Norton Healthcare primary care provider do not need to send proof to Employee Health. Employee Health records are available electronically through MyNortonChart.Clinical staff also can participate in the peer vaccination program. Managers can designate a nurse or certified pharmacist in their department to administer flu shots to employees.
More information is available by contacting an Employee Health office.If none of the options above work, employees also can receive a flu vaccination at another primary care provider (your copay may apply), or a retail pharmacy or clinic. If you are vaccinated at a non-Norton Healthcare location you must submit written proof of your vaccination to Employee Health by Nov. 1, at 5 p.m., via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only employees with a medical reason to decline a flu shot may do so. Contact an Employee Health office to obtain a medical-declination form. The completed forms must be signed by a licensed medical provider, and then emailed to email@example.com by Thursday, Oct. 15. If you have questions, or want more information, check the Employee Health department page on Nsite.
Plan now to get your flu vaccination to protect your health and the health of our patients, your co-workers and family members.