Flu 2018 – 2019
Students, Volunteers, and Employees
UAMS is requiring the influenza, or flu, vaccination for all of its employees, students and non-employees (volunteers, contractors, etc.). The deadline to receive this vaccination is November 14, 2018, the second Wednesday of November.
Request for exemptions, regardless of the reason, will be evaluated individually by Student Employee Health Services (SEHS) and the Office of Human Resources. Only those request submitted on the UAMS exemption forms will be considered. Exemption requests are due to Student and Employee Health by November 14, 2018, the second Wednesday of November. See exemption request forms below.
For those who receive vaccinations at sites other than UAMS, written documentation must be provided to Student and Employee Health. This documentation should be faxed to 501-296-1230 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Students and employees should watch the UAMS Alerts for updates, or review the information posted on the UAMS Intranet.
For Individuals and Family Members
If you would like to protect your family against the flu, please call us to schedule an appointment. Flu shots are administered at the UAMS Preventive, Occupational & Environmental Medicine clinic which is conveniently located in the Family Medical Center on the ground level. Parking is right at our entrance on Cedar and 6th Street. There is typically very little wait time to get your vaccine.
Influenza, commonly called flu, is a serious illness which causes thousands of deaths each year. The illness is easily spread from person to person, but is also preventable with a vaccination. Vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age as soon as the seasonal flu vaccine is available. Some people are especially at risk for severe flu and illness, such as the young, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic illness – it is especially important that these vulnerable people are vaccinated. But it is also important that those who are in contact with them are vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease and illness.
Symptoms of Flu
All types of flu can cause:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Coughing and/or sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Headaches and/or body aches
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. Most healthy people recover from the flu without problems, but certain people are at high risk for serious complications.
If you would like to protect yourself and your family against the flu, please call us to schedule an appointment.
SEHS Main Clinic: 521 Jack Stephens Dr., Little Rock, AR., 72205
Located on the basement floor of the Family Medical Center at 521 Jack Stephens Dr. and 6th street. When facing the front of the Family Medical Center, our entrance is located on the opposite side of the building facing South Cedar Street with a small flight of stairs leading down to the entrance.
Open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays
501-686-6565 or 501-686-6381
SEHS Satellite Clinic: 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR., 72205 Central Building Room G 820
Located on the ground floor of the Central Building at room G 820 off the corridor leading to the parking deck (Parking 2)
Open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday Closed for Holidays
501-686-8810 or 501-686-6144
Important Links and Forms
- 2018 Flu Shot Schedule for Students and Employees
- CDC Influenza Information Sheet
- UAMS Flu Shot
- UAMS Employment Medical Screening Policy
- Medical Exemption form – Influenza Vaccine