Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC
Flu Vaccination For Employees, Veterans and Volunteers Is Now Available!
Employees can walk-in to Employee Occupational Health from 9 a.m.-Noon and from 1-3 p.m. Veterans, volunteers AND employees can go to the walk-in flu vaccination clinic across from Veteran Travel near the entrance to the South Building. Veterans should be offered vaccination at every clinic visit and hospitalization.
- Those with egg allergies can now safely receive flu vaccination (egg allergy is no longer a contraindication to flu vaccine). For more information from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/egg-allergies.htm
- As was done in 2015-16, those 64 and younger will be offered the standard dose flu vaccine; those 65 and older will be offered the high dose (HD) flu vaccine.
VHA is currently reviewing a draft directive which would mandate that all VHA employees receive a flu shot or wear a surgical mask while in any VA medical facility during flu season. The purpose of the directive is to protect our patients, many of whom are vulnerable to developing life-threatening complications from influenza. Vaccination of health care workers protects patients from influenza infection and death.
While some details may change during the approval process, it is anticipated that a final directive will be issued soon. Flu shots will be available starting in mid-September. All staff are encouraged to get their flu shot to protect themselves, their family, and our Veterans.