Weather the storm this flu season

Get your flu vaccine by Halloween or wear a mask in patient care areas

By Todd Taylor
Irene Alexaitis, Vice President Nursing and Patient Services, UF Health Shands
“It’s our responsibility to protect ourselves so that we can protect our patients and their families. It only takes about five minutes and it’s worthwhile!”
Irene Alexaitis, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC
UF Health Shands Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing and Patient Services Vice President
“Flu vaccines prevent our elderly and very young patients from getting sick. Staff who assist these patients and have the flu virus can be instruments in harming them, and it’s our goal to put their health first.”
Parker Gibbs, M.D.
UF Health Shands Chief Medical Officer and UF College of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Division Chief