October 10, 2008
Reminder: Flu shots available

With flu season just around the corner, the MGH Occupational Health Service will kick off its annual flu campaign Oct. 24. All hospital staff, employees and volunteers are encouraged to help stop the spread of the flu this season, not only by being vaccinated, but also by always covering their mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing. Regular hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleanser such as Cal Stat is another safe and effective way to help prevent the transmission of cold and flu germs.

MGHers can receive their flu shot at the following locations and times:

MGH Main Campus Wang ACC Tea Leaves & Coffee Beans
Dates: Friday, Oct. 24 and Monday through Friday, Oct. 27 through Oct. 31
Times: 7 am to 5 pm on Oct. 24, 27, 29 and 31; and 7 am to 7 pm on Oct. 28 and 30

MGH Main Campus Main Corridor
Dates: Saturdays Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; and Sundays Oct. 26 and Nov. 2
Times: 7 am to 5 pm, each day

MGH East/Charlestown Navy Yard (CNY)/One Constitution Center, CNY Building 149, 1st floor lobby
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 6 and 13
Times: 8:30 am to 3 pm on Nov. 6 and 8:30 am to 1 pm on Nov. 13

MGH West PARC Conference Room, 1st floor, Room 190
Date: Monday, Nov. 10
Time: 2 to 5 pm

MGH Somerville Training/Conference Room 211, 2nd floor
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11
Time: 9 to 11:30 am

MGH Medford/Registration and Referral Center European Conference Room
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11
Time: 1 to 3:30 pm

Schrafft's Center Assembly Rooms B & C, 5th floor
Date: Thursday, Nov. 13
Time: 8:30 am to 2 pm

To be vaccinated, MGHers must bring an employee ID badge and wear clothing that rolls easily up to the top of the arm. Those unable to attend the clinics noted above are welcome to attend a walk-in clinic Thursdays or call the Occupational Health Service at (617) 726-2217 to schedule an appointment.

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