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Flu Shots

For Students, Volunteers, and Employees

****2016/2017 FLU INFORMATION ***

UAMS is requiring the influenza, or flu, vaccination for all of its employees, volunteers and students. The deadline to receive this vaccination is November 16, 2016.

Request for exemptions, regardless of the reason, will be evaluated individually by Student Employee Health Services (SEHS) and the Office of Human Resources. Only those request submitted on the UAMS exemption forms will be considered. Exemption request are due to Student and Employee Health by November 16, 2016. See exemption request forms below.

For those who receive vaccinations at sites other than UAMS, written documentation must be provided to Student and Employee Health.  This documentation should be faxed to 501-296-1230 or e-mailed to studentandemployeehealth@uams.edu.

A calendar of the mass influenza workstation dates, times and locations is posted on the SEHS Calendar. Students and employees should watch the UAMS Alerts for updates, or review the information posted on the UAMS Intranet.

For Individuals and Family Members

If you would like to protect your family against the flu, please call us to schedule an appointment. Flu shots are administered at the UAMS Preventive, Occupational & Environmental Medicine clinic which is conveniently located in the Family Medical Center on the ground level. Parking is right at our entrance on Cedar and 6th Street. There is typically very little wait time to get your vaccine.

You can also get your influenza vaccine in the Family Medical Center. The center is located at the corner of Jack Stephens Drive and 6th Street. Free parking is available at the back of the building on Cedar and 6th Street.

Flu Facts

Influenza, commonly called flu, is a serious illness which causes thousands of deaths each year. The illness is easily spread from person to person, but is also preventable with a vaccination. Vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age as soon as the seasonal flu vaccine is available. Some people are especially at risk for severe flu and illness, such as the young, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic illness – it is especially important that these vulnerable people are vaccinated. But it is also important that those who are in contact with them are vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease and illness.

Symptoms of Flu

All types of flu can cause:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills                         
  • Coughing and/or sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. Most healthy people recover from the flu without problems, but certain people are at high risk for serious complications.

If you would like to protect yourself and your family against the flu, please call us to schedule an appointment.

For more information about the flu vaccine, go to the UAMS page about the Flu Shot or visit the CDC official Flu website.

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