Get your flu shot before Nov. 30
Asante’s employee flu clinics are over, but there’s still time to get your shot or request an exemption before the Nov. 30 deadline.
To reduce the risk of COVID transmission, employees who work outside the hospitals are encouraged to get their shots at an Asante pharmacy, Asante Employee Health, at Asante Urgent Care in Grants Pass or through their Asante primary care provider.
All vaccinated employees, volunteers, students and medical staff will receive a 2021–2022 badge ring indicating they received the flu shot. If you get vaccinated outside of Asante, you’ll need to provide proof of immunization to Employee Health to receive your badge ring.
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.
Masking is required in all Asante facilities in accordance with the Universal Pandemic Precautions policy.
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.
It is important to note that employees who report flu-like symptoms are tested for both influenza and COVID-19, which could prolong the time it takes to be cleared to return to work. A flu shot can help prevent that added complication.
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 learn more, check out the 2021-2022 flu season FAQs.
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