Oct. 30: Flu vaccination deadline

Read answers to frequently asked questions about our policies and processes

Employees who haven’t received a flu vaccination by Oct. 31 will be required to wear a surgical/procedural mask in patient care areas during flu season, through April 30.

Can I get a no-cost flu vaccination at UF Health? Yes. In October, UF Health Shands Occupational Health Services and the UF Student Health Care Center co-host multiple flu vaccination events at UF Health. When both OHS and SHCC staff are on site, all UF faculty, staff and students; UF Health Shands employees and volunteers; and credentialed ARNPs, physician assistants and medical staff can receive a no-cost flu vaccination. See the schedule below or visit Flu Central at bridge.UFHealth.org/flu.

Additionally, the following staff can visit OHS (UF Health Shands Hospital, Room 1004) to receive a free flu shot with their employee ID badge.

  • UF Health Shands employees and volunteers
  • UF Health Physicians employees
  • UF College of Medicine faculty physicians, residents and fellows
  • Credentialed ARNPs
  • Credentialed physician assistants
  • Credentialed medical staff

 How can I show that I received my vaccination? When you receive your vaccination at UF Health, you’ll be provided with a sticker to display on your ID badge. If you received your flu shot elsewhere, submit proof of vaccination to OHS to get your sticker.

 If I opt out of the flu vaccination, where will I have to wear a mask? If you choose to opt out of flu vaccination, please visit Flu Central at bridge.UFHealth.org/flu for details about the declination process. You will be required to wear a mask in UF Health Shands andUF Health Physicians patient care areas, including:

  • Admissions and registration areas
  • Examination and procedure rooms
  • Inpatient units
  • Open care areas such as holding/waiting areas and post-anesthesia care units
  • Patient waiting areas
  • Outpatient practices and programs
  • Off-site home care settings


UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium

Oct. 10-13: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 14: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

Oct. 26: 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 27: 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

Oct. 28: 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

Room 1205

Oct. 20: 6:45-10 a.m.

Oct. 21: 2-4:30 p.m.

Oct. 24: 6:45-11 a.m.

*Events followed by an asterisk will be staffed by OHS only.

For all other co-hosted events starting at 6:45 a.m. or 7 a.m., SHCC will arrive at 8 a.m.

All staff and volunteers need to bring their employee ID badge. All receiving vaccination through SHCC also need to bring an insurance card. Dates are subject to change based on flu vaccine availability.