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Letter From Chief of Staff: Flu Shots

Dear Colleagues,

Flu shots are now available for free through the medical center’s flu clinics. Similar to last year, all medical staff and employees are required to be vaccinated against the flu by Oct. 12, unless they have an approved exemption.

The schedule for vaccination clinics is as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., ECC-A
  • Monday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6

More flu clinic dates will be posted soon.

The process to attest your flu vaccination status has been simplified this year. All medical staff and allied health professionals will receive a CS-Link™ inbox message to attest their vaccination status beginning Oct. 1. Those who have not responded by Oct. 31 will receive alerts as a reminder to respond when they log into CS-Link.

If you get vaccinated at a Cedars-Sinai flu clinic, green badge buddies will be issued at the time of vaccination, and people with an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation will receive a gray badge buddy from Employee Health Services. All badge buddies must be visibly worn by Nov. 1.

If you choose to be vaccinated elsewhere, upon responding to the CS-Link inbox message your badge buddy will be sent to your designated mailing address if not picked up from the medical staff office within two business days.

Additional information can be found in the attached Frequently Asked Questions document below.

Flu Immunization Policy FAQs 2018-19 (PDF)  

Thank you all for your efforts to keep our patients, visitors and colleagues safe during the upcoming flu season.

Clement C. Yang, MD

Chief of Staff