FLU 2017-2018

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 studentandemployeehealth@uams.edu.

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.

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 theFlu Shotor visit the CDC officialFlu website.

Mass Flu Schedule 2017

DATETIMELOCATION
9/21/2017-Thursday6:00am-1:00pmWRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium
9/28/2017-Thursday7:00am-1:00pmArkansas Children's Hospital- Children's Hall
9/29/2017-Friday11:00am-6:00pmHospital Lobby Gallery
10/2/2017-Monday 10:00am-12:00pmFreeway Medical Tower- STE 801
10/3/2017-Tuesday6:00am-2:00pmED2-Room G137
10/4/2017-Wednesday7:00am-8:30amDistribution
10/4/2017-Wednesday10:00am-2:00pmBiomed Building 1- Room B205-B207
10/9/2017-Monday6:00am-1:00pmWRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium
10/10/2017-Tuesday7:30am-12:00pmEmergency Department (ED)- Conference Room *IF prior ED Badge Access approved!
10/11/2017- Wednesday8:00am-12:30pmMCPG Shannon Bldg
10/12/2017- Thursday7:00am-1:00pmJones Eye- 2nd Floor Auditorium Room J211
10/16/2017- Monday8:00am-11:00amUniversity Tower STE 918A
10/17/2017-Tuesday6:00am-1:00pmWRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium
10/18/2017- Wednesday7:30am-1:00pmEmergency Department (ED)-Conference Room*IF prior ED Badge Access approved!
10/21/2017- Saturday9:30am-1:00pmHospital Lobby Gallery
10/23/2017- Monday7:30am-1:00pmSpine Institute 6th Floor Room 640
10/24/2017- Tuesday6:00am-1:00pmED2- Room G137
10/25/2017-Wednesday6:00am-1:00pmWRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium
10/30/2017-Monday6:00am-1:00pmED2- Room G137
11/1/2017-Wednesday7:30am-11:00amInstitute on Aging Bldg-Room 1251-1253
11/3/2017- Friday7:00am-1:00pmArkansas Children's Hospital- East Campus Bldg. Room EC103
11/4/2017-Saturday9:15am-1:15pmHospital Lobby Gallery
11/7/2017-Tuesday6:00am-1:00pm WRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium
11/9/2017-Thursday6:00am-1:00pmED2- Room G137
11/13/17-Monday11:00am-6:00pmHospital Lobby Gallery
11/15/2017-Wednesday6:00am-1:00pmWRCI (Cancer Institute)- 10th Floor Rotunda/Atrium

Printable Schedule

 

SEHS Main Clinic:   521 Jack Stephens Dr., Little Rock, AR., 72205

Located on the basement floor of the Family Medical Center at 521 Jack Stephens Dr. and 6th street. When facing the front of the Family Medical Center, our entrance is located on the opposite side of the building facing South Cedar Street with a small flight of stairs leading down to the entrance.

Open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays

501-686-6565 or 501-686-6381

SEHS Satellite Clinic:   4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR., 72205 Central Building Room G 820

Located on the ground floor of the Central Building at room G 820 off the corridor leading to the parking deck (Parking 2)

Open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays

501-686-8810 or 501-686-6144

 

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