City of Hope has made influenza vaccines available to staff.
The Infection Control Program will have plenty of vaccine this year, according to program coordinator Annemarie Flood, R.N., B.S.N., C.I.C.
The initial flu vaccine clinic will follow this schedule:
- Oct. 6, 7 a.m. to noon, Helford back lobby; 1 to 3 p.m., Conference room B
- Oct. 7, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Helford back lobby
- Oct. 8, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Helford back lobby
- Oct. 10, 7:15 to 11:15 a.m., Helford back lobby
- Oct. 13, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Helford back lobby
- Oct. 14, 7 to 11 a.m., Helford back lobby; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Conference room C
- Oct. 16, 7 a.m. to noon, Helford back lobby; 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., Conference room B
Staff members need to show their City of Hope identification card to be immunized.
|Alexandra Levine, chief medical officer, gives the “thumbs-up” after receiving a flu vaccination from Annemarie Flood. (Photo by p.cunningham)|
People who have a severe egg allergy or a severe allergy to any vaccine component should not get the vaccine. Those with a history of Guillian-Barre Syndrome should check with their doctor before receiving the vaccine. Pregnant women should check with their doctors for recommendations on flu immunization during pregnancy.
In addition, under new California regulations, all health-care workers must either receive the flu vaccine or sign a declination form. These forms will be made available at the flu clinics, through managers and on the Infection Control Web site.
For more information, call Annemarie Flood, ext. 62115.