Shots for Penn Faculty and Staff: Winter 2001-2002
shots are planned for Penn's campus this winter. We are working
with Occupational Medicine and are advised that vaccines will be
available later than usual and in small batches. Therefore, vaccinations
will be offered first to individuals with conditions that put them
at high risk for complications from influenza (described in box
below). As additional stores of vaccine become
available, we will arrange for the vaccines on campus for faculty
and staff not in a high-risk category.
will announce exact plans through Almanac and post the information
on the Human Resources Quality of Worklife web site, at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness.
are not sure of the timing yet, but these shots are likely to be
available in early to mid-December. If you have access to a flu
vaccination through your personal physician, you may want to take
advantage of that opportunity.
this year require us to charge a small amount for each shot. You
will be asked to pay $5 in cash when you get your shot from
Occupational Medicine or on campus.
you have any questions regarding this plan, please contact Marilyn
Kraut at (215) 898-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
with high risk for complications from influenza are:
aged over 65 years
of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities that
house persons of any age who have chronic medical conditions
and adults who have chronic disorders of the pulmonary or
cardiovascular systems, including asthma
and adults who have required regular medical follow-up or
hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic
metabolic diseases (including diabetes mellitus), renal
dysfunction, hemoglobinopathies, or immunosuppression (e.g.,
caused by medications or human immunodeficiency virus)
aged 6 months-18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin
therapy and therefore might be at risk for developing Reye
syndrome after influenza
who will be in the second or third trimester of pregnancy
during the influenza season.
Marilyn Kraut, Quality of Worklife Programs, Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 10, October 30, 2001
October 30, 2001
Volume 48 Number 10