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2017-2018 Fight the Flu Campaign

Be sure to mark your calendar for September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Rooms 2131 and 2135; and September 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rooms 2064 and 2070. DUSON's Flu Fighters will be giving vaccinations!

Duke Health — which includes Duke University Health System (DUHS) and the schools of nursing and medicine — is committed to reducing the prevalence of the influenza virus within our community. As part of this commitment, obtaining a flu shot is a condition of employment for DUSON faculty, instructors and post-doctoral fellows. In addition, all research staff who will be present in a clinical environment or will have or are likely to have contact with research subjects are also required to be immunized against the flu.

This requirement is outlined in the School of Nursing’s Employment Requirements: Drug Screens, Vaccinations, and Criminal Background Checks policy.

Flu Vaccination Dates & Locations

For DUSON Employees

The requirement is for all regular rank faculty, clinical instructors, clinical nurse educators, seminar leaders and other part-time instructors and post-doctoral fellows to obtain an annual flu shot. In addition, all research staff who will be present in a clinical environment or will have contact with research subjects in any setting are also required to receive an annual flu shot. Those in each of these categories must receive their flu vaccinations by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Those faculty, staff and instructors who fall in one of the required categories and who have medical or religious reasons for requesting an exemption may do so by completing one of two requests for exemptions. Those requesting a medical exemption should submit their request to Duke Employee Occupational Health and Wellness (EOHW) per the instructions on the form. Those requesting a religious exemption should submit their request to Staff and Labor Relations per the instructions on the form. Applications for both exemptions are due by October 9, 2017. Please note: Egg allergy is no longer being accepted as a reason for a medical exemption due to the fact that non-egg-based vaccines are available.

Faculty and staff who choose to get a flu shot from their provider or pharmacy should submit a copy of the flu vaccination documentation from the health care provider to the Employee Occupational Health & Wellness confidential fax at 919-613-3518.

For DUSON Students

All graduate students are required to obtain an annual flu vaccination no later than Thursday, November 2, 2017. Students in the Accelerated BSN Program are required to submit documentation of a flu vaccination no later than Sunday, October 1, 2017. Students who have a medical or religious reason to request an exemption may do so by completing the religious exemption or medical exemption request form and submitting it to Student Services for the program director of each program to review. Please send this request to SON_StudentCompliance@dm.duke.edu or fax to 919-681-0715. Applications for both exemptions are due by Monday, October 9, 2017. All requests for exemptions will be reviewed and all decisions will be communicated directly to the requestor.

Free flu vaccinations are being offered by the DUSON Flu Fighters on:

  • Monday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rooms 2131 and 2135
  • Tuesday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rooms 2064 and 2070

Students may also obtain flu vaccinations by scheduling an appointment at Student Health. This is free to all students who pay the student health fee. For those who obtain the vaccine from a health care provider outside of the Duke network and some Duke-affiliated practices, please send documentation to SON_StudentCompliance@dm.duke.edu or fax to 919-681-0715. Always keep a copy for your personal records.

Check this webpage throughout the flu season for additional information on where to receive a vaccination and how to protect yourself and others against the flu.