Flu vaccine updates and Mass Vaccination Flu Drill

As of Tuesday, Sept. 24, more than 1,500 colleagues have already received their flu vaccine. Please review the details of how you can get your flu vaccine - especially during the Oct. 7 - 8 Mass Vaccination Flu Drill!

Don't forget that you have until Dec. 15 to get your flu vaccine from Occupational Health Services (OHS). You can view full details on the many ways you can receive a flu vaccine, including information for OHS-provided vaccine  this year at our flu vaccine webpage.

The best way for many UNC Hospitals' employees to receive the flu vaccine is to get their shot during the Mass Vaccination Flu Drill. The drill will begin on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 a.m., and end on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 a.m. The drill will test our  capability to distribute mass immunizations in the event of an emergency.

During 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:

  • North Medical Drive
  • Emergency Department
  • Memorial Hospital Lobby
  • Children's Hospital Lobby (two stations)
  • Cancer Hospital Lobby

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 either at OHS during any regularly scheduled walk-in hours except for Monday, Oct. 7, or during scheduled OHS-provided flu vaccinations at their off-campus site. The full schedule of OHS hours and off-campus visits is available on the flu webpage.