Required Health Screening

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1.450. Required Health Screening

Reason for Policy

In the past few years, the potential for a major influenza outbreak focused attention on the need for greater protection of all persons working within the Health System, patients, and visitors through implementation of a robust screening and inoculation program. In an effort to enhance safety measures, the School of Medicine implemented mandatory screening and testing programs. This policy describes the conditions under which screening or testing is required.

Policy Statement

The Dean of the School of Medicine, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, senior school administration, and the Medical Center Hospital Epidemiologist may require employees of the School of Medicine to undergo screening, inoculations,and/or tests necessary for infection control and patient safety. These required screenings, inoculations, and/or tests are conditions of employment. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Screenings, Inoculations, and Tests that are Currently Required

New Hire Vaccination

Please remember that any new hires hired after the dates provided in the vaccination clinic schedule above must still be vaccinated, provide evidence of vaccination, or submit a declination form.

Vaccinations Outside of the UVa Health System

If you receive a flu vaccine from outside the UVA Health System (somewhere OTHER than Employee Health, Work Med, or Student Health), you must submit proof of vaccination in order to receive your ID badge sticker. Proof of vaccination, such as a receipt or doctor’s record including your name and date of vaccine, may be sent to Ally Mawyer, PO Box 800790 or taken to McKim Hall room 1162. ID badge stickers can then be picked up from McKim Hall, Room 1162.

Vaccination Declination Forms

The flu vaccine declination form can be found here.

Declination forms may be faxed to 434-982-4053 or sent by interoffice mail to P.O. Box 800790.