Dean’s Professional Services' employees working in a healthcare environment are required to return a flu declination form or an updated flu shot record to the DPS Human Resources department by October 31, 2022.
September and October are generally good times to get vaccinated.
The recommended timing of vaccination is similar to last season. For most people who need only one dose for the season, September and October are generally good times to get vaccinated. Vaccination in July and August is not recommended for most adults but can be considered for some groups. While ideally it’s recommended to get vaccinated by the end of October, it’s important to know that vaccination after October can still provide protection during the peak of flu season.
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, with few exceptions as has been the case since 2010. New this season, however, is a preferential recommendation for the use of higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines in people 65 and older over standard dose, unadjuvanted flu vaccines.
Medical Exemption Update as of October 20, 2022
Clients accepting exemption for medical contrindications and religious beliefs:
Houston Methodist Hospital System
Texas Children's Hospital
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Must complete and submit a request for Medical Exemption from Influenza Vaccination or Request for Religious Exemption from Influenza that verifies the reason for the requested exemption. You will be required to provide a document that is signed by your religious or medical organization, all requests must be received no later than 10/31/2022.
Individuals receiving a vaccine are required to present proof of vaccination (facility name where vaccine was administered, team member name, date of birth, vaccine name, manufacturer, and date of administration). Receipt of payment for vaccine WILL NOT be accepted as proof of vaccination.
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