Employee Flu Campaign extended to Nov. 21

Haven’t had time to get your flu shot yet? We’ve got you covered! The 2018 UI Health Care Employee and Volunteer Flu Campaign has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 21.

ALL UI Health Care employees and volunteers, regardless of percentage of time worked, must participate in the campaign, and are heartily encouraged to get a free flu vaccine.​ 

How to get the shot

Employees can also get a vaccine without an appointment at the University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC), 1097-1 Boyd Tower, at UI Hospitals & Clinics (Elevator A, Level 1). Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New this year: To log in to ReadySet, visit bit.ly/MyReadySet or find it on the “External Links” tab of Employee Self Service. If you’ve previously signed into ReadySet, you can now use your HawkID and password to sign in. If you’re new to ReadySet, find more information on The Point. Don’t forget to take the flu survey beforehand. It will save you time in the clinic.

Why get the shot?

The flu kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. The CDC estimates 12,000 to 56,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are related to influenza. That’s like losing up to 75 percent to the population of Iowa City to the flu. Every year.

You owe it to yourself, your family, your friends, and our patients to stay healthy and avoid the flu. Participation in the 2018 Employee Flu Campaign is mandatory. And getting the shot is the right thing to do.

More information

For more information, please visit The Point.

 

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