Deadline for Fall 2013 Flu Shots is October 31
To protect patients and provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public, all students/faculty participating in clinical/practicum experiences/courses in any facility during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester will be required to provide documentation of the seasonal flu vaccine. Failure to have the immunization may have implications for clinical attendance.
Students/faculty will be required to present formal proof of immunization; attached, you will find the Flu Vaccine Record form that must be completed by the person/facility administering the vaccine. Please note that even if the flu vaccine is received in a "public" clinic, the information on the form must be completed in order to meet the clinical agency requirements. Students/faculty are responsible for keeping their personal vaccine record until further instructions are provided. If you rotate to multiple agencies within the semester, you may be providing the documentation at each agency.
Please note: If you receive the nasal flu vaccine (LAIV), inform your healthcare provider before receiving the TB skin test due to timing issues.
Students are not to give the record to their clinical instructor at this time. If you receive a receipt when you get the flu vaccine, please attach a copy to the Flu Vaccine Record.
MAINTAIN YOUR DOCUMENTATION AND KEEP A COPY WITH YOU AT CLINICAL AGENCIES AT ALL TIMES.
Below is the schedule for Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department. You may also contact your physician or other retail facilities offering flu vaccine (HEB, CVS, Walgreens, etc). Many are offering free or reduced shots to certain populations.
Williamson County Health Department Public Health Center Information --