Influenza Vaccination Program
As of October 1, 2018, influenza vaccination will be available through the Jefferson Occupational Health Network for Employees & Students, also called JOHN (formerly known as UHS and Healthmark). Vaccination is mandatory and the policy has been updated. Please review the policy and the Frequently Asked Questions for specifics regarding the requirement.
JOHN will administer the 2018/2019 quadrivalent vaccination. Egg-free vaccines will be administered after consultation with the JOHN clinicians. The high dose vaccines and the nasal spray will not be administered through JOHN. Those interested in these vaccinations should consult their primary care physician.
Employees/students/volunteers in Center City may visit Suite 205, 833 Chestnut Street from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to receive the vaccination OR may be vaccinated at any of the events scheduled on campus.
Methodist employees/volunteers may visit Suite 205, 833 Chestnut Street from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to receive the vaccination OR may be vaccinated at one of the scheduled events at Methodist Hospital.
If you do not receive your vaccination at JOHN, please hand deliver documentation to our office, or email your results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentation in MyChart is not automatically forwarded to our offices. Outside documentation must include:
- Brand Name
- Lot Number
- Expiration Date
- Vaccinator Signature
- Date of Vaccination
Illegible information has led to delays in compliance tracking.
Individuals who received a permanent medical exemption in the 2017/2018 season do not need to resubmit further documentation.
Exemption requests may be submitted as per the information at the top of the forms. Deadline for the submission of the exemption requests is October 1, 2018.
2018 -2019 Flu Events
|Mon. 10/1||Flu Season Begins - Provided JOHN||Kick-Off Mon - Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 7:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.|
|Tues. 10/2||Flu Fest for Students 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & JOHN|
|Wed. 10/3||Flu Fest for Students 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & JOHN|
|Thurs. 10/4||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Mon. 10/8||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.|
|Tues. 10/9||Atrium - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Sat. 10/13||Roving Cart - 6:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.|
|Tues. 10/16||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.|
|Thurs. 10/18||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Fri. 10/18||JOHN & Roving Cart 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.|
|Mon. 10/22||UHS & Pharmacy (Atrium 10th St. side) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Outside cafeteria 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pharmacy|
|Tues. 10/23||UHS & Pharmacy (Atrium - 10th St. Side) 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Outside Cafeteria - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pharmacy|
|Wed. 10/24||Atrium - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. & Outside Cafeteria - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Thurs. 10/25||UHS & Pharmacy (Atrium - 10th St. side) 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. & Roving cart 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.||Outside Cafeteria - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pharmacy|
|Sun. 10/28||Roving Cart - 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.|
|Mon. 10/29||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thurs. 11/1||Benefits Fair - Hamilton - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Fri. 11/2||JOHN||Benefits Fair - Morgan Conf. Room - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Tues. 11/6||JHN Lobby - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Thurs. 11/8||Atrium - 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Fri. 11/9||JOHN & Roving cart 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|
|Sat. 11/10||Roving cart -7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Mon. 11/12||JOHN||Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thurs. 11/15||End of Flu Events - JOHN||End of Flu Events - Hunter Bldg. - Room 100 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.|
Prevent the Spread of Germs
Respiratory hygiene is an important part of the influenza infection control plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requests we stop the spread of germs that can make you and others sick.
Influenza (flu) and other serious respiratory illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are spread by cough, sneezing or unclean hands.
To help stop the spread of germs:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- You may be asked to put on a facemask to protect others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.