Mission Health Flu Vaccines and Exemptions 2022-2023

Mission Health recognizes that getting an annual flu vaccine is one of the best ways to protect our patients, community and fellow team members from harm. This season, staff should get their flu shot or request an exemption by October 31, 2022.

In preparation for flu season, team members can either:

  • Get a flu shot at a Mission WorkWell location
  • Get a flu shot at a non-Mission WorkWell clinic

All unvaccinated team members will be required to wear a medical face mask at all times within the walls of our facilities or when providing care in patient homes or alternate settings beginning November 1, 2022 until the end of the flu season.

 


How, When and Where to Get Your Flu Vaccine

If you plan to get your flu vaccine at WorkWell:

Team members can get your flu shot for free at any WorkWell location upon availability during normal business hours. Before coming to WorkWell, employees should fill out their consent on their computer or mobile device. Consents are located on the HCA Flu Vaccine Tracker site.   If you are feeling unwell, please do not come in to receive your flu vaccine until you are feeling better. Please remember to wear a face mask when coming into WorkWell and be mindful of social distancing guidelines. When receiving your flu vaccine, please be sure to dress appropriately (either a short sleeve shirt or a shirt with loose sleeves) to facilitate efficient and safe vaccine administration.

If you get your flu shot at a Mission MyCareNow location, it will be submitted to your insurance for payment and you will need to submit the documentation to the HCA Flu Vaccine Tracker site.

Please take a look at the Flu Vaccine Mission Health Clinic Schedule, which is updated regularly.


If you get your flu vaccine somewhere other than a Mission WorkWell clinic (like CVS, Walgreens, or your primary care provider):

Note: Mission Health does not provide reimbursements for vaccines administered at non-Mission WorkWell locations or clinics. Employees covered under a Mission Health health plan can get the flu vaccine at your physician’s office, if available, for $0. 

  • First, if you have a Mission Health health plan, browse a list of pharmacies/clinics that accept OptumRx.
  • Then, submit your documentation to the HCA Flu Vaccine Tracker site.  If the location where you are receiving your flu shot does not have documentation that they can provide to you, you can take the Flu Vaccine – Administered at non-WorkWell Clinic Form to be completed.  It will need to be submitted to the site linked above.
    • Submit your completed form by 11:59 pm on October 31, 2022.
    • Submitted documentation must include:
      • Team member name, employee number and date of birth
      • Lot number
      • Expiration date
      • Manufacturer
      • Location of administration (left arm, right arm)
      • Date of administration
      • Who administered the vaccine (CVS, primary care doctor, Walgreens, etc.)
  • The receipt from the pharmacy alone cannot be accepted as documentation – you must have the above information documented from the person who administered the vaccine.

Medical and Religious Exemption Requests

Medical and religious exemptions will be processed through the HCA Flu Vaccine Tracker site. If you have had an exemption approved in the past, you will need to request a new exemption this year.


Learn More About Flu Vaccines

Review the CDC’s Vaccine Information sheet to learn more about flu vaccines and why you should consider getting vaccinated.

CDC Guidelines – Nasal Spray

Our Infection Prevention team has advised that the best course of action for healthcare professionals is the flu shot to ensure the safety of our patients, their families and our team members. Why?

Although the CDC does say that some individuals can get the nasal spray vaccine, the CDC states that people who care for people with compromised immune systems who require a protected environment, such as patients, should receive the flu shot; not the nasal flu vaccine. Any of our team members can come in contact with patients who have compromised immune systems on a daily basis. The CDC also has precautions for people with lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, kidney or liver disorders, neurological/neuromuscular or metabolic disorders. This could also exclude some of our team members.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation as we work to make Mission Health a safe and healthy place during flu season and throughout the year.

 

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