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. The policy is updated and will be posted by September 8, 2020. The start of the vaccination campaign will depend on the timely arrival of vaccines.
JOHN will administer the 2020/2021 quadrivalent vaccination. Egg-free vaccines will be administered after consultation with the JOHN clinicians. 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.
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. The schedule has not been determined, but will be posted on this website shortly. Due to the uncertainty of COVID related social distancing requirements, influenza vaccine distribution at this office may change once we have clear direction from the CDC, PA DOH and the City of Philadelphia guidelines.
Construction and Change of Entrance Notice
Due to construction at 833 Chestnut Street, patients being seen at this location will now enter the building nearby at 33 South 9th Street (entrance located around the corner on 9th Street). This will become the new permanent entrance for all Jefferson Health outpatient practices as well as the Jefferson Pharmacy and Outpatient Lab Services.
If you have any questions, please contact the Occupational Health Network for Employees & Students.
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. The schedule will be posted shortly. Due to the uncertainty of COVID related social distancing requirements, influenza vaccine distribution at this office may change once we have clear direction from the CDC, PA DOH and the City of Philadelphia guidelines.
If you do not receive your vaccination at JOHN, please hand deliver documentation to our office, or email your results to email@example.com.
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.
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.