September, 2012. Prepared by: Mary-Clayton Enderlein Department: Occupational Health Services. 2012 Influenza Campaign. Facts and Information. Introduction . Flu Vaccination Program. Seattle Children’s is committed to keeping patients, families, staff and volunteers safe.
Prepared by: Mary-Clayton EnderleinDepartment: Occupational Health Services
2012 Influenza Campaign
Facts and Information
Flu Vaccination Program
Upon completion of this module, participants will be better able to:
The CDC recommends that ALL staff working for a healthcare organization receive the vaccine!
Get your free flu vaccination beginning September 17.
All flu vaccinations and declinations must be completed by December 31, 2012.
If you choose to receive a vaccination outside of Children’s:
If you wish to decline the vaccine for medical reasons, you mustdo the following by December 31, 2012:
Once this information is received by OHS, you will be considered compliant and no further action is necessary this year.
If you wish to decline the vaccine for personal reasons you must do the following by December 31, 2012:
If you are located off campus and can’t make it to the flu room, you must:
If you are not in compliance with these requirements by December 31, 2012:
I was vaccinated last year; do I need to be vaccinated again?
Will I get sick from the vaccine?
What about the preservatives in the vaccine?
What about the risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome?
Instead of vaccination, can I just take anti-viral medication (Tamiflu) if I get sick?
In addition to getting your flu vaccination, remember these basic practices to protect yourself and those around you:
It is important to practice these standard precautions when caring for all patients:
Now that this module has been completed, participants should be better able to:
Click here to download the Post test for Declination
http://www.wsha.org/files/143/Seattle Childrens Post test for flu module_1.docx
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