Week in Review: Employee flu vaccines, new program to train pharmacy techs — and more!

September 3, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end of summer in Michigan — is here, and the calendar played a major role in this week’s featured stories in Headlines.

For instance, with flu season just around the corner, the newsletter provided details of the employee flu vaccination policy and a list of clinics where you can receive your shot. Pharmacy Services also outlined a new program they will be debuting over the next few months to train new technicians; readers were asked to share their favorite fall activities; and the organization kicked off a fall food drive to help neighbors in need.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

Flu vaccinations: Another important way to protect the community

While much of the national discussion has been around the COVID-19 vaccination, flu shots are just as important as the colder weather rolls around. Click here to learn about the organization’s flu vaccination policy and find out where you can get your shot before the Dec. 1 deadline.

Solidifying the ‘backbone of Pharmacy Services’: New program designed to recruit, train pharmacy techs

At Michigan Medicine, much of the work to procure, compound, dispense and distribute medications is handled by pharmacy technicians. Unfortunately, there is a nationwide shortage of pharmacy techs, so the organization is thinking outside the box to find candidates to fill that role. Click through for more on the new Pharmacy Technician Training Program and the vital jobs its participants will eventually carry out.

Unlimited engagement: Employees can always find some fun in the Headlines spotlight

Virtual art fairs, movie lists, reading recommendations, music playlists and even a recipe book — these are just a few things Headlines readers have helped create over the past few years. Take a look back at those fun stories and be sure to participate in the next reader-generated list, a compilation of everyone’s favorite fall activities!

Brain food: Michigan Medicine hosts month-long food drive to help kids learn and serve neighbors in need

As school kicks off, it’s important to keep in mind that food security is an important factor in a child’s ability to learn and thrive. With that in mind, the organization has created a food drive at the North Campus Research Complex to benefit Food Gatherers. Find details of the drive and its most-needed items by clicking here.

Want to know even more about the Michigan Medicine flu vaccination policy and protocols for employees? Tom Mann of Occupational Health Services joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss that and more. Check it out via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or search for The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!