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Department of Medicine

Flu Vaccination

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Flu Shot Schedule

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The Occupational Health Program has begun publishing its schedule of flu shot administration. The link to the calendar will be updated soon. Please keep in mind the calendar will continue to be updated when we confirm additional dates and locations. OHP receives regular inquiries about when or where we will be providing vaccination in the future. We anticipate providing flu vaccine over the next few months. Flu vaccine is provided free of charge to Baylor employees and enrolled students.You must have your BCM ID with you to receive a flu shot. Other options for receiving vaccine include through your doctor's office or at a local pharmacy.


Once you have received a flu shot (regardless of who provided it), please complete the attestation form to be compliant with Baylor's requirements for flu vaccination

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Flu Vaccination Policy and Attestation Form

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Baylor has implemented an Influenza Vaccination Policy, 18.1.04 (Baylor Login required). Details regarding these requirements can be found in the policy, but it requires Baylor personnel to complete an attestation form relating to whether you have received a flu vaccine.

To properly complete this online form, you must be logged into the computer using your Baylor credentials. Questions regarding accessing the form should be directed to Baylor User Support (713-798-8737). The online form is used whether you have received the vaccine or not. There is not an additional declination form.

Additional information relating to the policy can be found on the Baylor Flu Central website.

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Vaccine Availability

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The Occupational Health Program will be offering flu vaccinations for staff, faculty, residents and Baylor College of Medicine students starting at the end of September. More information and our schedule will be provided as it becomes available.

You do not need to send documentation to OHP, but regardless of where you get vaccinated, BCM requires that you complete the online attestation relating to flu. This app is being updated and will be available later in September. If you receive the flu vaccine from somewhere other than OHP, you are strongly encouraged to keep good documentation of this. Most hospitals and clinical facilities require proof of flu vaccination.

 

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High Dose Flu Vaccine

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High dose (HD) flu vaccine is available to Baylor College of Medicine employees and students, who are over 65 years old, at the Occupational Health Program clinic. The OHP is typically administering flu vaccine at dates and times shown on the calendar, but HD flu vaccine is available in the OHP clinic on a walk-in basis. You must be over the age of 65 to receive this vaccine from the OHP.

HD flu vaccine provides a higher dose of vaccine for people 65 and older. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information about the HD vaccine.

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Obtaining Documentation of Flu Vaccination

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Obtaining a copy of your flu shot record is a common request. Employees and students can log in, view and download a copy of their documentation from the Occupational Health Program. Obviously, this reflects shots that we have provided. If you received a flu shot elsewhere, we would not have a record of it. You can log in using your Baylor College of Medicine credentials to see if it is on file. Most entities (hospitals) will accept a copy of this as documentation.

Printing the document directly from the browser sometimes results in a poorly formatted document. So, we recommend that you save a local copy, open it and then print it. This is an IT issue not under our control.

If you received a flu vaccine elsewhere, you do not need to send the documentation to OHP.