The Health office offers free Flu vaccines annually to all Upstate University Hospital personnel. This is inclusive of active employees, students, volunteers and affiliates. Upstate's goal is to immunize 100% of our healthcare personnel and students.
Influenza vaccinations serve to:
- Prevent the spread of influenza
- Minimize patient exposure
- Optimize healthcare worker wellness
- Reduce absenteeism among personnel and students
- Impact wellness of our community
Flu vaccinations are offered free to current Upstate employees, students and volunteers. A valid Upstate identification badge is required to obtain a Flu vaccine.
Flu vaccinations are available at the Downtown Campus Employee/Student Health Office, as well as Community's Employee Health Office, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, during the flu season.
A limited supply of Thimerosal Free vaccines are available at each Health Office to those who are pregnant, breast feeding or allergic to thimerosal.
Ongoing updates on flu activity in New York and in CNY
The state Health Department provides weekly information on flu rates across the state and other flu-related information.
Onondaga County Health Deparment maintains a record of its reported flu cases.