2019–2020 Flu Free Vaccination Program

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that affects 5 to 20 percent of Americans each year and results in more than 200,000 hospitalizations. To help prevent the spread of this potentially serious disease, UTMB offers its employees, retirees and volunteers free flu shots each year.

Health Care Worker Requirements

As a condition of continued employment, all health care workers must get an annual flu shot or formally decline the vaccination by signing this statement. This institutional requirement applies to anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of his or her duties.

All other members of the UTMB community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, unless prohibited for medical reasons.

Vaccination Locations

The institution's 2019–2020 Flu Free vaccination program is provided in partnership with UT SELECT, a PPO plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is available at the following locations:

Location Dates Times

Angleton Danbury Campus Hospital,
Hospital Skills Fair

Oct. 29 and 31

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Clear Lake Campus Hospital,
6th Floor

Oct. 22 and 24

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Jennie Sealy Hospital,
4th Floor Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW

Oct. 1 and 3
Oct. 15 and 17

7:30 a.m. – Noon

League City Campus Hospital,
Hallway Adjacent to Lori's Gift Shop

Oct. 8 and 10

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Employee Health Clinic,
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125

Beginning Oct. 1

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M/W/F)
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (T/TH)
Closed Daily: 12 – 1 p.m.

Note: The high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine is available at the Employee Health Clinic on the Galveston Campus for those 65 years of age and older.

The quadrivalent influenza vaccine is also available at all UTMB clinics and inpatient units; contact your supervisor or Employee Health for more information.

It is important to note:

  • A valid UTMB employee badge must be presented at the time of vaccination.
  • Health care workers who receive a flu shot at a non-UTMB facility must provide Employee Health with acceptable proof of vaccination.
  • Vaccinated health care workers will receive a 2019–2020 Flu Free card that must be worn with the UTMB employee badge throughout the flu season.
  • Health care workers who do not get vaccinated will be reassigned to other duties or required to wear a mask when providing patient care for the duration of the flu season.

For More Information

For questions or more information about UTMB’s Flu Free vaccination program and health care worker requirements, please contact your supervisor or Employee Health.

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