Students, Volunteers, and Employees
UAMS is requiring the influenza, or flu, vaccination for all of its employees, students and non employees to include e.g. volunteers, contractors, etc . The deadline to receive this vaccination is November 15, 2017, the second Wednesday of November.
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 15, 2017, the second Wednesday of November. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of the Influenza dates, times, and locations are posted below. 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.
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
* 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.
Mass Flu Schedule 2017
|9/21/2017-Thursday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
|9/28/2017-Thursday||7:00am-1:00pm||Arkansas Children's Hospital- Children's Hall|
|9/29/2017-Friday||11:00am-6:00pm||Hospital Lobby Gallery|
|10/2/2017-Monday||7:30am-9:00am||Family Medical Center- Large Conference Room|
|10/2/2017-Monday||10:00am-12:00pm||Freeway Medical Tower- STE 801|
|10/4/2017-Wednesday||10:00am-2:00pm||Biomed Building- Room B205-B207|
|10/7/2017-Saturday||9:15am-1:15pm||Hospital Lobby Gallery|
|10/9/2017-Monday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
|10/10/2017-Tuesday||7:30am-12:00pm||Emergency Department- Conference Room|
|10/11/2017- Wednesday||8:00am-12:30pm||MCPG Shannon Bldg|
|10/12/2017- Thursday||7:00am-1:00pm||Jones Eye- 2nd Floor Auditorium Room J211|
|10/16/2017- Monday||8:00am-11:00am||University Tower STE 918A|
|10/17/2017-Tuesday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
|10/18/2017- Wednesday||7:30am-1:00pm||Emergency Department-Conference Room|
|10/23/2017- Monday||7:30am-1:00pm||Spine Institute 6th Floor Room 640|
|10/24/2017- Tuesday||6:00am-1:00pm||ED2- Room G127|
|10/25/2017-Wednesday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
|10/30/2017-Monday||6:00am-1:00pm||ED2- Room G127|
|11/1/2017-Wednesday||7:30am-11:00am||Institute on Aging Bldg-Room 1251-1253|
|11/3/2017- Friday||7:00am-1:00pm||Arkansas Children's Hospital- East Campus Bldg. Room EC103|
|11/4/2017-Saturday||9:15am-1:15pm||Hospital Lobby Gallery|
|11/7/2017-Tuesday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
|11/9/2017-Thursday||6:00am-1:00pm||ED2- Room G127|
|11/13/17-Monday||11:00am-6:00pm||Hospital Lobby Gallery|
|11/15/2017-Wednesday||6:00am-1:00pm||WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium|
Open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays
SEHS Satellite Clinic: 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR., 72205 Central Building Room G 820
Open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays
SEHS Satellite Clinic: Located on the ground floor of the Central Building at room G 820 off the corridor leading to the parking deck (Parking 2)
SEHS Satellite Clinic: 501-686-8810 or 501-686-6144
Important Links and Forms
- CDC Influenza Information Sheet
- UAMS FLU Shot
- UAMS Employment Medical Screening Policy
- Medical or Religious Exemption Form Influenza Vaccination 2017-2018
- FLU Consent 2017-2018