The annual influenza immunization is a condition of employment as it is essential to patient safety. In addition to protecting the patients, immunization protects employees, family members and the community from influenza infection. Staff of all entities of Summa Health (including employees, contracted personnel, volunteers, vendors and students) must abide by this policy. The vaccine is free to all Summa employees through the Employee Health Clinic.
Employees requesting an exemption due to medical contraindications must provide proof from their private physician.
Please refer to Medical Staff policy: 7.4 Influenza Vaccine for more information.