1.   Who should get the Seasonal Flu Vaccine?

       All persons age 6 months and older, unless medically contraindicated.

2.  Will the SEASONAL flu vaccine protect me against swine (H1N1) flu?

     Yes. The flu vaccine provides protection against influenza A/H1N1 and influenza A/H3N3 and B viruses.

3.  Is the flu shot free?


4.  Is the flu vaccine only for employees with UM insurance?


5. Is the flu vaccine only for employees with UM insurance?

     No. It is for every employee.

6.  I am a student. Where can I get a flu shot?

     Student Health Center at Coral Gables campus and the Employee Health Office on the medical campus      (Dominion Tower, Suite 405, Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm)

7. I would like to receive the flu shot, where can I get it?

     You can visit one of the Employee Health Offices or the Benefits Fair. The locations and vaccination hours of the      Employee Health offices are as follows:

         • Dominion Towers, Suite 405, 305-243-8743, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
         • University of Miami Hospital, Suite 502, West Building, 305-689-5891, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
         • Hope Lodge, Suite 202, 305-243-4201, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
         • Professional Arts Center, Suite 708, 305-243-8886, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
         • McKnight Building, Suite 109, 305-284-9355, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8.  I work at the hospital, where do I go to get my flu shot?

     Bascom Palmer and UMHC/Sylvester employees, call 305-243-4201; UMH employees, call 305-689-5891.

9.  I work at a clinic off campus. Can I arrange to pick up flu vaccines to administer to our staff?

     Yes, as long as you are a health care worker who is licensed and qualified to administer vaccines. Pleases send      an email to Sandra Chen-Walta at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

10.  I work at Bascom Palmer and last year the nursing department and employee health came around with the        flu shots in a cart and gave it to everyone willing to have it, and I did. Will that happen again this year?

       Please call 305-243-4201 for more information.

11.  How do I shorten the time I wait to receive the shot?

       Complete the FLU Vaccine Consent Form and take it with you to get the shot. Wear clothing that make it        accessible to your upper arm (short sleeve or sleeveless).

12.  When will I know the dates the Employee Health office will visit our department?

       The schedule for building visits will be posted at www.miami.edu/ehs. We will contact the departments to arrange        a convenient time and place for departmental vaccinations. The department can also contact Sandra Chen-Walta        at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).