Can I get allergy shots at the Occupational Health Clinic? Yes! Your allergist will give your first shots in his/her office. When you have gotten to the maintenance dose of your medication, Occupational Health Clinic nurses can administer your shots.
OHC brings services to faculty and staff who work nights, weekends and off site.
Smallpox is an acute, contagious illness characterized by fever, backache, and prostration followed by the appearance of an eruption of papules and vesicles which became pustular by the eighth day. Although smallpox disease has been eradicated worldwide, researchers sometimes still use the vaccinia virus, which is the virus used in the smallpox vaccine. These research faculty and staff may obtain smallpox vaccine from OHC at no charge.
(See VUMC Vaccination Policy requirements further down this page.)
Main Campus and One Hundred Oaks
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is a two-dose immunization series which provides immunity to chickenpox. For adults, this vaccine is recommended only for those who lack natural immunity. Occupational Health provides the vaccine at no charge for VUMC faculty/staff whose immunity test shows they do not have immunity to varicella, or for those who have begun the vaccine series and need to complete it.
Hepatitis B Vaccine is provided at no charge to Vanderbilt faculty/staff who are exposed to human blood or other potentially infectious materials in their job. This is offered at multiple locations. Occupational Health Clinic (walk-in)
This vaccine protects against certain strains of bacterial meningitis. Occupational Health provides this vaccine at no charge to faculty and staff who have an occupational reason to take meningitis vaccine, such as:
TB Skin Tests are provided to VUMC employees free of charge. We offer many locations for your convenience.
The Easy Reader is an Occupational Health eTool designed to make TB Skin Test (TST) reading easier and faster than ever. Who can use the Easy Reader?