Mass Flu Vaccination Drill on Monday, Oct. 7

A 24-hour Mass Flu Vaccination Drill will be held at UNC Hospitals beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. Please read here for information about how to get your flu shot on the day of the drill.

On Monday, Oct. 7, UNC Hospitals will conduct a 24-hour mass vaccination flu drill to test disaster capability for mass immunization in the event of an emergency.

The drill will be held across UNC Hospitals' main campus beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, and ending at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

On the day of the drill, vaccinations will be given by nurses at various stations around UNC Hospitals. Our goal is to vaccinate a combined total of 5,000 hospital employees, credentialed School of Medicine employees, contract workers, and volunteers during the 24-hour period. Vaccination stations will be located at the following entrances and times:

  • North Medical Drive - 7 - 11 a.m.; 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Emergency Department - 7 - 11 a.m.; 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Memorial Hospital Lobby - 7 - 11 a.m.
  • Children's Hospital Lobby (two stations) - 24 hours (7 a.m., Oct. 7, - 7 a.m., Oct. 8)
  • Cancer Hospital Lobby - 7 - 11 a.m.
  • Neurosciences Lobby - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

To get the flu vaccine at one of these stations, employees must bring with them two pieces of identification: photo ID badge and Employee ID (EID) number. Contract workers and volunteers must bring their hospital badge. School of Medicine faculty members must bring their School of Medicine photo ID badge and their PID.

Off-campus employees are strongly encouraged to receive the flu shot at OHS during any regularly scheduled walk-in hours except for Monday, Oct. 7, or during scheduled flu vaccinations at their off-campus site.

Hospital employees who go to OHS to receive their flu shot on Monday, Oct. 7, will be sent to the stations to receive their shot.