Influenza Vaccination Program
As of October 1, 2020, influenza vaccination will be available through the Jefferson Occupational Health Network for Employees & Students, also called JOHN. As in past years, the flu vaccination is mandatory. Check your local intranet for the current policy. The start of the vaccination campaign will be October 1, 2020.
JOHN will administer the 2020/2021 quadrivalent vaccination. Egg-free vaccines have not yet arrived, but we expect them to be available by mid-October. We will make an announcement when they do arrive. The nasal spray will not be available. High dose vaccinations may be received through an employee’s primary care physician or may be received in JOHN, Suite 205, 833 Chestnut Street, not during one of the campus flu events.
On-Campus Influenza Vaccination Events
View details about on-campus flu vaccination events across the enterprise below. Please note that due to the uncertainty of COVID-related social distancing requirements, influenza vaccine distribution may change based on CDC, state and local guidelines.
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. Please note that you should now enter 833 Chestnut building nearby at 33 South 9th Street (entrance located around the corner on 9th Street).
Employees & students in East Falls campus may visit the tent outside of Kanbar Campus Center on Friday, 10/2 and Monday, 10/5 from 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (walk-ins welcome) to receive the vaccination.
Employees/students/volunteers can get vaccinated at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - Monday, 10/5 through Wednesday, 10/7 from 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR may be vaccinated at Suite 204, 833 Chestnut Street from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Methodist employees/volunteers may visit Suite 204, 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.
NEW: Online System to Submit Outside Documentation
If you do not receive your vaccination at JOHN, you will need to submit documentation. You may either hand-deliver documentation to your local JOHN office, or submit your results via our new online system. Simply visit Employee Self-Service, scroll down to “Flu Shot” and follow the instructions. Note that you will also be able to view your flu vaccination status at any time.
Documentation in MyJeffersonHealth 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.
Please submit the below form if you need to document a vaccine given outside of JOHN:
Individuals who received a permanent medical exemption in past seasons do not need to resubmit further documentation.
All others must submit the below form for the 2020/2021 season to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Deadline for both medical and religious exemption forms is October 1st.
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.