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September 19, 2022

All TriHealth team members, clinical and non-clinical, are required to get a flu vaccination by Friday, November 4, 2022. It's free, easy, and protects our patients, team members, and families. As healthcare providers, it is our responsibility to do all we can to reduce the chance of spreading this common virus throughout the community.

 





Important Flu Vaccination Dates

  • Monday, September 26, 2022 – Employee Health clinics begin administering flu vaccinations.
  • Friday, October 28, 2022 – The last day to submit a medical or religious exemption form and support documentation.
  • Friday, November 4, 2022
    • The last day to obtain a flu vaccination at an Employee Health vaccination clinic.
    • The last day to get a flu vaccine from your primary care provider or another community vendor and submit paperwork to Employee Health.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Team members who have not met the flu vaccination and record submission deadline will be considered non-compliant. The non-compliance will be accepted as their voluntary resignation.
  • Friday, December 16, 2022 – Friday, March 31, 2023 – Expected dates of the flu season. (Dates may change based on the prevalence of influenza.)

You can receive a flu vaccination in multiple ways – at an Employee Health flu shot clinic, your physician's office, or another community vendor (Employee Health’s flu vaccines are not available through Priority Care locations this year).

Sign Up for Your Flu Vaccination at an Employee Health Clinic Through November 4

This year, Employee Health vaccination clinics will be operating at five locations throughout the region. With our busy team members and physicians in mind, the five clinic locations will allow our limited Employee Health team members to maximize clinic availability, resulting in a quicker vaccination experience.

  • Schedule Your Arrival Time! – Schedule your flu vaccination arrival time at an Employee Health vaccination clinic. Team members must schedule their arrival time to receive a flu vaccination at an Employee Health vaccination clinic.
  • Five Clinic Locations – Employee Health will be offering clinics to receive the Fluarix brand flu vaccination at Bethesda North Outpatient Imaging, Good Samaritan Hospital, TriHealth Norwood, Bethesda Butler and McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. Clinics are hosted at five locations this year to streamline and maximize clinic appointment availability with limited Employee Health team members.
    • High-dose & Egg-free Influenza Vaccines – There are a limited number of both high-dose and egg-free influenza vaccines available upon request within Employee Health office locations. If you would like to request a high-dose influenza vaccine, please call Employee Health at 513-862-2857 or 513-865-1152 to schedule an appointment, while supplies last.
  • Register – When you show up at your vaccination arrival time, you'll be asked to register through Epic. This will ensure your flu vaccination is entered into the system, and you don't have to submit any paperwork. Be sure to bring your TriHealth ID badge!

To reduce wait times at the Employee Health clinic, click the button below to schedule your arrival time at Good Samaritan, Bethesda North Outpatient Imaging, TriHealth Norwood, Bethesda Butler, or McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. Team members must schedule their arrival time to receive a flu vaccination at an Employee Health vaccination clinic using the button below.

Don't forget to bring your TriHealth ID badge!

COMING SOON: TriHealth Employee Health will be offering a bivalent COVID-19 booster to team members between October 3 - November 4. For more information on where to receive a COVID-19 booster, and how to schedule an arrival time to receive a COVID-19 booster, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Information page.

Employee Health Vaccination Clinic Schedules

Directions to Employee Health Vaccine Clinics

Submit Your Vaccination Records from Another Vendor by November 4

You may choose to get your flu vaccination from your primary care provider or a community vaccination site outside of TriHealth. If you receive your flu vaccine anywhere other than at an Employee Health vaccination clinic, you must submit your flu vaccine documentation to Employee Health by Friday, November 4.

Submit your flu vaccination documentation to Employee Health with the HIPAA-compliant link below, then click on Flu Vaccine Record. You must be logged in to a TriHealth computer on-site or connected to the TriHealth network through VPN (if remote) to access the records submission portal.

 

Flu vaccination documentation must be a copy of your flu shot immunization record. It should include your first and last name, the date of the vaccination, include the provider, the vaccination manufacturer, and the lot number.

Finding Your Flu Vaccine Records from MyChart or Medical Records

You can find your flu vaccine information on MyChart. Click the MyChart Instructions button below for step-by-step instructions.

If you are not enrolled in MyChart, click here for directions on MyChart Self Sign Up.

While TPP or your primary care provider may have a record of your vaccine status, TriHealth Employee Health does not have the record as it is part of your protected medical record.

Medical and Religious Exemptions

Exemptions will be considered and made for documented medical reasons or deeply held religious beliefs. Medical and religious exemption forms and supporting documentation are due by Friday, October 28, 2022.

If you have received a medical or religious exemption for the flu vaccine or the COVID-19 vaccine in prior years, you must still complete the request process by submitting a form each year to have an approved exemption for the upcoming 2022-2023 influenza season.

 

If you apply for and receive an exemption, you will work with TriHealth Human Resources to determine what reasonable accommodations need to be made while you continue to work.

Team members who have a currently approved flu vaccine declination will be required to wear a surgical mask for the duration of flu season (December 16 – March 31) while within 6 feet of patients if you are not already required to wear a mask for COVID-19 or any other infection control precautions.

Questions?

CLICK HERE to find the answers to frequently asked questions about TriHealth's approach to flu season.

If you have a question about the 2022-2023 flu vaccinations for TriHealth team members, contact Employee Health at fludocumentation@trihealth.com.

This page may continue to be updated with any flu vaccine updates. Please check back frequently.

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