Flu Vaccination Program

Patient receiving a flu shot in an exam room

Getting a flu shot, practicing safe hygiene like frequent handwashing, and staying home when sick are our best preventive measures against the spread of influenza. This is especially important in a health care setting such as ours. Getting the flu shot every year also helps protect our families, our coworkers, and ourselves so we can be there for our patients.

Introduced last year, UConn Health has an influenza vaccination policy for employees. This is in alignment with almost all the other hospitals/health systems in Connecticut and represents UConn Health’s commitment to protecting our patients and our colleagues.

All employees also are free to get their flu shot from their own physician or pharmacy. If you get your flu shot elsewhere, be sure to obtain documentation and send a scanned copy to flu@uchc.edu, fax to 860-679-4587, or send a hard copy to mail code MC 2940.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following are some frequently asked questions about the new UConn Health mandatory flu shot policy, 2020-07 Influenza Vaccination Policy for Healthcare Personnel.

Last updated October 22, 2021.

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