August 2017

IU Health Flu Vaccination Requirements

IU Health Flu Vaccination Program

One of Indiana University Health’s highest priorities is patient safety. To achieve our goal as a national leader in patient safety and to best protect our patients, IU Health requires influenza vaccinations for ALL team members, affiliated physicians, volunteers, students, contractors and vendors. See the policy.

For the 2017 – 2018 flu season, all IU Health team members, affiliated physicians and volunteers should be vaccinated by Nov. 9, 2017, or have an approved exemption. Team members who wish to apply for a medical or religious exemption must submit the exemption form by Sept. 5, 2017 . If the exemption request is denied, team members must be vaccinated by the November deadline.

IU Health Employee Occupational Health Services (EOHS)—or Employee Health Services (EHS) at some entities—will offer vaccines to IU Health team members at  various locations and times. Vaccine received through EOHS/EHS will be documented automatically. Team members who decide to receive the flu shot elsewhere must submit vaccine documentation to EOHS/EHS.


  • As a trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health, we are responsible for delivering the best care in the safest environment.
  • Flu is one of the most preventable diseases. Yet, it can lead to hospitalization or even death for those most vulnerable.
  • The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, our patients and families from influenza.

For update to date information please check the IU Health Flu News webpage for additional resources.


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PAP test ordering process will be standardized system wide to eliminate transcription errors and capture all information provided on the patient report.  

Paperless process has been designed to interface all prompts from Cerner to the PAP reporting system.

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