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YNHHS prepares for mandatory flu vaccination

For the third year, YNHHS is rolling out the mandatory flu vaccination program to protect patients and employees. In the past two years, nearly 99 percent of employees were vaccinated.

Employees, physicians and volunteers must receive a flu vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of continued employment. Information about applying for exemptions is available on Employee Self Service. Employees must request the appropriate exemption by Sept. 30. Exemption requests will be approved or denied by Oct. 31.

YNHH employees may be vaccinated at hospital-based flu clinics beginning in mid-October. Employees may also get vaccinated at their primary care physician’s office or a participating CVS Caremark vaccination network
pharmacy. Information about all vaccination options, including how to submit documentation of vaccination by a PCP or participating pharmacy, will be on the ESS dashboard in the coming weeks. The vaccination deadline is Dec. 1.

Flu vaccination clinic schedules will be in an upcoming Bulletin and posted on the employee intranet in early October.