September 2009

Flu Vaccinations Recommended for Employees


CHI’s President’s Council has strongly encouraged all employees to receive the regular seasonal flu shot and to participate in local H1N1 (“swine flu”) vaccination programs, based on Centers for Disease Control recommendations and vaccine availability. Each market-based organization will determine how to administer flu vaccines in their local markets and whether the vaccines will be voluntary or mandatory for employees. H1N1 is expected to spread quickly this fall, resulting in higher-than-usual occurrence rates and increased risk for health care workers and patients.

For more information, contact Milt Hammerly, milthammerly@catholichealth.net.