Flu shot deadline coming Dec. 1

October 27, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students and volunteers are reminded that the organization’s influenza vaccination policy requires them to receive their annual vaccine by Dec. 1, 2021 or receive an approved exemption or declination. This include all employees who may be working remotely.

Members of AFSCME, BMETs of the Skilled Trades Union, IUOE, and UMPNC unions should refer to their union contracts and/or memoranda of understanding pertaining to flu vaccinations for additional information that applies to each of the respective unions.

Getting the vaccine demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the safest possible environment for our patients, families, employees and visitors. Those with an approved exemption or declination will be required to wear a mask in patient care areas for the entire flu season.

Where you can receive a flu shot

There are several options for employees and volunteers to receive their flu shot this year.

  • Occupational Health Services (OHS) will offer many opportunities to get your flu shot at Michigan Medicine, including free flu clinics across the medical campus. Make sure to have your ID badge when you arrive. Registration is required for all flu shot clinics. A full list of clinic dates and links to register for each are available here.
  • Areas with clinical unit flu liaisons are strongly encouraged to utilize these staff members to help provide the vaccine to staff. 
  • Employees are also encouraged to utilize your doctor’s office, pharmacy or community flu shot resources. If you receive your flu shot at any location outside of the OHS flu clinics, documentation must be provided, with the your name and UMID number on it, and sent directly to OHS via email to Flu-Occ-Health@med.umich.edu.

Exemptions due Nov. 1; declination by Dec. 1

Those with religious belief or medical condition that prevents you from receiving the flu vaccine may submit an exemption form for review by Nov. 1, 2021. These requests are annual and must be re-submitted each year for approval. If you received a medical or religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine, you would still need to submit an exemption request for the flu vaccine as they are two separate requests.

MNA/UMPNC declinations must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2021.

For more information about this year’s flu program, visit the Flu Prevention webpage.