September 9, 2010

Get Flu Shots this Week in the Medical Center Plaza

Flu season is right around the corner, so keep yourself healthy by getting your seasonal flu vaccine. This year only one shot is needed.

Flu shots from the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) for seasonal flu will be available for staff and faculty in the tent on the Medical Center plaza Sept. 7-10, and again on Sept. 13, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. TB skin tests will also be available.

An ID badge is required.

“Fortunately, this year only one flu shot is needed. The H1N1 virus that required a separate vaccine last year is covered by the seasonal flu vaccine this year,” said Melanie Swift, M.D., medical director of the Occupational Health Clinic.

Vanderbilt Medical students should visit Student Health to obtain their flu vaccine this year. The Occupational Health flu tent will serve Vanderbilt faculty, staff and volunteers.

For a complete calendar of locations for faculty and staff to get a flu vaccine throughout flu season, go to http://occupationalhealth.vanderbilt.edu.