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Employee flu shot clinics kick off Oct. 5

Do it for them, do it for you. Even with masking mandatory due to COVID-19, we still need to do our part to protect our patients, our loved ones and ourselves.

flu-iconAsante’s annual employee flu immunization campaign begins next week with vaccination clinics on hospital campuses Oct. 5, 6 and 7. To reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, employees who work outside the hospitals are encouraged to get their shots at clinics for remote workers inside the Epic offices the following week or an Asante Pharmacy.

Employees will be asked to not come in groups and stand six feet apart while waiting. Several flu-shot clinics are scheduled on each campus with more “pop-up” clinics and unit rounding planned throughout the fall. Schedules will be posted on the myAsanteNET flu page.

Tables will be set up in hospital open areas, so employees can get immunized on the spot, no appointment needed. Asante Physician Partners and Asante Contact Center employees will be given flu shots at their facilities.

Key points to note:

  • Employees are required to complete a flu education module in ALEC (HealthStream) by Sept. 30.
  • All vaccinated employees, volunteers, students and medical staff will receive a 2020–2021 badge ring indicating they received the flu shot.
  • Masking is required in all Asante facilities in accordance with the Universal Pandemic Precautions policy.
  • Employees who cannot or choose not to get a flu shot must submit a declination form to Asante Employee Health by Nov. 30.
  • The same deadline applies for those who got a flu shot elsewhere and need to submit an attestation form to get their badge ring.

To ensure that at least 90% of our employees are immunized — the goal Asante has set to ensure “herd immunity” — dozens of employees are participating in the clinics and rounding on various work units and departments to administer the vaccine to small groups.

Patients are already being screened for flu, so Asante Infection Prevention encourages employees to be immunized well before the flu season starts to help limit the spread of influenza. To download forms and get the latest on events, visit the 2020-2021 Flu Season page on myAsanteNET.

Employee flu shot clinics kickoff events

Monday, Oct. 5

  • AACH — 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Cafe
  • ARRMC — 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Hospital Entrance C; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Rambling Rogue Café
  • ATRMC — 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Front Entrance

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • AACH — 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Maple Street Cafe
  • ARRMC — 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Hospital Entrance C; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Rambling Rogue Café
  • ATRMC — 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Front Entrance

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • AACH — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Maple Street Cafe
  • ARRMC — 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., Hospital Entrance C; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Rambling Rogue Café
  • ATRMC — 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Front Entrance

Monday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Asante Contact Center — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15; Friday, Oct. 16

  • For remote workers — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Epic offices at 701 Black Oak Drive, Medford. (The Epic offices are in the Asante office complex on the southeast corner of Black Oak Drive and East Barnett Road. These clinics have been moved from the breezeway in the same complex.)

Employees also are encouraged to get their flu shot and badge ring at Asante Pharmacy.

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3 Comments. Leave new

  • Dorothy Smurzynski
    September 29, 2020 6:28 am

    Could I get my flu shot on Wed. 09/30 at the pharmacy or Occ. health? I am in the process of moving and would like to get this taken care of since I am moving (locally) the next 2 weeks.
    Thank you,
    Dorothy Smurzynski

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  • Susie Jaromscak
    September 29, 2020 1:53 pm

    Can you supply the hours of operation of the pharmacies and employee health please?

    Reply
  • Robert Bielejeski
    October 2, 2020 9:03 am

    Can spouses get their shot as well?

    Reply

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