Medical West is dedicated to the preservation of health and prevention of disease among our employees, visitors and patients. Influenza is a virus that can cause serious infection that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Each flu season is unique; every year, millions of people get the flu, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized, and tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes. Influenza affects people differently as even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. You can get the flu from patients and coworkers who are sick with the flu and if you get it, you can spread it to others, even without even feeling sick.
Effective October 1, 2018, all Medical West new hires and employees are required to get an annual seasonal flu vaccination, unless you have a medical or religious exemption. For the 2018- 2019 flu season, employees must provide proof of compliance by December 1, 2018. We are not alone in this requirement as other facilities have already implemented similar policies.If you get your flu shot through Medical West, there is no charge for this service. If you receive your flu shot through another provider, please bring documentation to employee health.
If you are seeking a medical or religious exemption, please download the forms below, and submit the form to employee health no later than November 01, 2018, for review.
If you have any additional questions regarding the policy, please click here, or contact human resources
To download the Medical Exemption form, please click here.
To download the Religous Exemption form, please click here.