Being vaccinated against influenza every year is the best way to prevent seasonal flu.
Flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this flu season, making it more important than every to get a flu vaccine. While a flu shot does not prevent COVID-19, it will help reduce the burden on healthcare systems and save medical resources.
On June 26, the UT Board of Trustees approved an emergency resolution authorizing the University of Tennessee System to require CDC or Department of Health recommended vaccines for all faculty, staff and students that are deemed to aid in preventing, controlling, or monitoring the spread of COVID-19. This includes the flu immunization. The vaccinations requirements are to protect the health and safety of the university community and are based on the advice of public health experts to help decrease the chances of a flu outbreak masking a COVID-19 outbreak. Students must submit proof of vaccination by January 7, 2021. Failure to comply may result in being administratively dropped from your classes.
Visit the CDC for complete information on how to prevent seasonal flu.
Students who receive the flu vaccine from SHCS do not need to submit documentation.
All immunization documentation must be submitted to Med+Proctor.
For help or support: https://support.medproctor.com/
Exemptions for vaccination against influenza can be made for medical or religious reasons.
Students who have all online classes this spring and who do not plan to be on campus for any reason, can request an exemption by completing this form: https://runway.utm.edu/submitter/form/start/453441
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