Flu season is here! Come to an Oakland vaccine clinic or get your shot locally
Flu season is here and the 2022-2023 influenza vaccination is now available. Protect yourself, your colleagues and your community by getting your flu shot early. We encourage all employees to receive a flu vaccine as soon as possible.
As in past years, if you’re working at a UC location, you will be asked to either affirm your vaccine or formally decline one by Dec. 1, 2022. (Read about UC’s vaccine policy below; more information about reporting your vaccine will be provided in next week’s Link.)
Oakland employees: Save the date for a flu shot clinic
Good news: UCOP will host flu shot clinics at the Franklin-Broadway campus on Oct. 12 and 19. More information about available times and how to participate will be in next week’s Link.
All employees: It’s easy to find a flu shot
Flu vaccines are widely available — contact a retail pharmacy in your medical plan’s network or your primary care provider. All UC medical plans include coverage for flu vaccinations at no cost to those covered by the plan, as long as you follow your plan’s guidelines.
Stay home if you’re sick!
Please do not come to work if you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you’re feeling sick. Prior to coming to a UCOP location, complete UCOP Screen or UCDC Screen. Visit ucop.edu/coronavirus for COVID-19 related updates for UCOP staff.
About the systemwide policy on vaccination programs
UC’s policy on vaccination programs, issued Aug. 30, 2022, consolidates existing vaccination requirements into a central document. UCOP leadership will make decisions regarding requirements for those who decline the flu vaccine (i.e. masking and other non-pharmaceutical interventions). More information about UCOP’s policy will be announced soon. These measures are intended to protect all members of the UC community, including students, faculty and partners with whom they interact. More information on the seasonal flu vaccination program is available in Program Attachment #2: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program.
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