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 (‘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?
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.
Please bring your Einstein ID card
Ms. Tina Crane, R.N. (Nurse)
Location: Mazer Building Room 219.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.