The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is mandating influenza vaccination for all of its employees, volunteers, non-employees, and students, similar to other required vaccinations such as MMR. Each request for exemption, regardless of the reason, is evaluated individually by Student Employee Health Services and, if needed, the Office of Human Resources.
Medical and Religious Exemption
The documentation form must be signed by your primary care physician if you are requesting a medical exemption.
Individuals with medical exemptions previously filed with Student Employee Health Services will be notified of their exemption status for this year’s flu season prior to vaccine being made available for students and employees. More information about the vaccine and the student and employee flu shot schedule will be sent by UAMS email.
Religious exemption forms are required to be re-submitted annually and reviewed by the Office of Human Resources.
Masks for Approved Exemptions
Departments and colleges may order masks for those who have an approved exemption from Medline. The supply number for a box of 50 masks is NON27122Z – Mask, Face: Isolation Mask with ear loops.
Who Are Non-employees?
Non-employees are defined as non-UAMS workers, contractors, visiting students, visiting faculty, pharmaceutical representatives, traveling nurses, locum tenens physicians, custodians, and employees of businesses who work on a UAMS campus.