Occupational Health Service

Overview

The Purpose of Einstein's Occupational Health Services is to service Einstein employees and students with regard to occupational health needs. Anyone who sustains an occupational exposure may call Einstein OHS during hours of operation for information on postexposure procedures. If the exposure occurs after hours, the employees are to go to the nearest Emergency Room and contact the OHS during the next working day. Students who sustain an occupational exposure after hours, should contact the Exposure Hotline at 917.729.0438. This hotline may be called 24 hours a day/7 days a week for a postexposure evaluation. Every student should have an exposure hotline sticker on the back of his/her student ID card. For a replacement sticker, please call 430.3141.

Influenza Vaccine Information for the 2013-2014 Flu Season

Influenza (‘flu’) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every winter. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Influenza is spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. The virus can cause: fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue. Influenza viruses are always changing. Because of this, influenza vaccines are updated every year, and an annual vaccination is recommended. Influenza vaccine can prevent influenza. Influenza vaccine is the best protection we have from flu and its complications. It is recommended that everyone receive the influenza vaccine, and most importantly, those individuals with any long term health problems such as: heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system, women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant during the flu season, and anyone in close contact with these categories of individuals.

Who Should NOT Receive the Influenza Vaccine?

  • Those with severe, life threatening allergies.
  • Individuals with egg allergies should not receive the vaccine, as the influenza vaccine is grown in eggs.
  • Those who are moderately to severely ill should wait until they recover to receive the vaccine.
  • Those who have had Guillain Barre Syndrome should consult their physician before receiving the vaccine.

New for this year:
Anyone who works in a hospital or clinic setting may be asked to produce proof of vaccination. All vaccine recipients will receive written documentation of vaccine administration, as well as a sticker to be affixed to their Einstein ID card. Individuals who for any reason do not receive a flu vaccine, may be asked to wear a mask in a clinical setting.


The Einstein Occupational Health Service (OHS) will be offering the HIGH DOSE version of the vaccine to anyone over 65 years of age on:
  • Wednesday, October 9th
    9:30-12 noon
    Room 219, Block Building (formerly Mazer)
The Einstein Occupational Health Service (OHS) will be offering REGULAR STRENGTH DOSE version of the vaccine on:
  • Wednesday, October 16th
    2:30-5pm
    Lubin Cafeteria, Block Building

Please bring your Einstein ID card

Contact

Ms. Tina Crane, R.N. (Nurse)

Location: Mazer Building Room 219.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.
Phone: 718.430.3141