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Beat the Bug: Get your flu shot early

FluShotNo matter how the years come and go, flu season always seems to sneak up on us. This year, get the jump on the bug by getting your flu shot as early as possible. You (and your co-workers and classmates) will be glad you did.

To view a listing of flu shot clinics, see the schedule below:

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18
Open Flu season

 

 

Satellite Clinic

8:00am to 11:00am

 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25
Georgia War Veteran’s Nursing Home

7 a.m.-
10 a.m.

Pharm. D

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 2
Georgia War Veteran’s Nursing Home

7 a.m. – 10a.m.

Pharm. D

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm. D

Annex

GRMA Benefits fair

8 a.m. –
10 a.m.

Pharm. D

Kick Off -Cafeteria

Terrace Dining

9 a.m. –
2 p.m.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 9
Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct. 12 Oct.13 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16
Magnolia Room

Cafeteria

7 a.m. –
10 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 23
Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30
Magnolia Room

Cafeteria

7 a.m. –
10 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 6
Magnolia Room

Cafeteria

7 a.m. –
10 a.m.

 

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 13
 

 

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 20
Magnolia Room

Cafeteria

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Satellite Clinic

Location BA1343

8 a.m. –
11 a.m.

Pharm D

 

Aiken Standard: Flu shot best way to combat season

The Aiken Standard: December 14, 2014

Flu shot still the best way to combat the season

Even though there could be a bit of a mismatch in this year’s vaccine, local physicians still recommend the flu shot as the most effective way to combat influenza, a contagious viral disease that can cause fever, muscle aches, and cold-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and a runny nose.

Emergency medicine and infectious disease expert Dr. Jim Wilde discusses how the flu vaccine is determined each year and why some are more vulnerable to the virus.

Officials still recommend good hygiene, particularly frequent handwashing; avoiding contact with someone who has the flu; and staying away from others if you become symptomatic.

Read Flu shot is best way to combat the flu season.

Flu shot clinics

Employee Health will be hosting flu shot clinics in the Terrace Dining Magnolia room on Monday, Nov. 24 from 8 -10 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 8 – 10 a.m.

We are hopeful to make the challenge date of November 25 for this year’s completion of Flu vaccination season. Thanks for your support.

For more information, call 706-721-8177.

Family Medicine Residency Program receives grant to help increase flu vaccinations

The Medical College of Georgia’s Family Medicine Residency Program is one of only 16 programs nationally to receive a $10,000 Senior Immunization Grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation to help increase influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to the people who need them most.

Their winning proposal included several quality improvement projects that should increase vaccination rates, be sustainable over time, and be adaptable at other academic and community primary care programs.

As part of the proposal, the team created a standing order in the Georgia Regents Family Medicine Clinic that gives nurses the authority to administer flu vaccines to high risk patients who have not yet been vaccinated, instead of getting physicians’ orders first.

“The grant focused on our most vulnerable population groups to include pediatric patients, adults over age 65, and those who are immunocompromised,” explained Principal Investigator Dr. Janis Coffin, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Family Medicine Clinic.

Other members of the team include Residents Dr. Eunice Gititu, Dr. Edward Agabin, Dr. Prasand Kesavan; our Family Medicine Research Team: Dayna Seymore, Denise Hodo, and Holly Andrews; Dr. Carla Duffie, clinic coordinator; and Patrick Hatch, who did the information technology legwork.

Across Campus

Vascular Biology Seminar

The Vascular Biology Research Seminar Series will feature Dr. Richard J. Roman on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Sanders Research and Education Building, room CB-3801, on the Health Sciences Campus. Roman is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. He will be speaking on “CYP eicosanoids in pathogenesis of hypertension, stroke, kidney disease, and vascular disorders.”

Flu vaccination schedule

Employees can get their flu vaccinations at any of the below events if they present a valid employee ID:

  • Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining, Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining, Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Flu vaccines are also available in Employee Health, 1515 Pope Avenue, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; no appointment is needed.

Zheng Le to present at Vascular Biology Seminar

The Vascular Biology Research Seminar Series will feature Dr. Yun Zheng Le on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Sanders Research and Education Building, room CB-3801, on the Health Sciences Campus. Zheng Le is the Choctaw Chair in Diabetes Research at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. He will be speaking on “Pathogenic mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy, perspectives from a cell biologist.”

Paws and Open Enrollment

All enterprise employees are invited to attend the OCM Brown Bag Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m in Lee Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus. The topic will be “Using PAWS for Open Enrollment,” and we will focus on showing employees how to enroll for benefits using the new employee intranet, PAWS. OCM and HR will be on hand to answer your questions. Snacks, drinks, and fun prizes will be available.

2013-14 Flu Clinic Schedule

2013-14 Flu Clinic Schedule

Flu Vaccine Kickoff

Benefits Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Alumni Center

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

MOB – BP 4306

Wednesday, Oct. 30

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

College of Dental Medicine

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Room GC 5001

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining

Thursday, Nov. 7

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Thursday, Oct. 17

Room 1809

9 a.m.–noon

Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7–8:30 a.m.

Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining

Thursday, Oct. 24

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Annex Building

Friday, Oct. 25

Training Room

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Magnolia Room/Terrace Dining

Tuesday, Oct. 29

7–8:30 a.m.

Flu Vaccines are available in Employee Health, 1515 Pope Avenue

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning Oct. 10

No appointment needed

**You must have your Employee ID badge to receive the vaccine**

Students may receive their Flu Vaccine at Student Health

Everyday Health: Is the flu vaccine necessary?

wilde, Dr. JamesEverydayHealth.com : Sept. 9, 2013 – Dr. Jim Wilde, a Professor of Emergency Medicine at GRU’s Medical College of Georgia and a flu expert for Georgia Regents Health System, weighs in about who should get the flu vaccine. Most medical experts strongly advise getting the flu vaccine, especially those in high risk groups, but many people are still skeptical. Read about Is the flu vaccine really necessary?