blog posts2021-2022 INFLUENZA VACCINES ARE DUE TO CASTLEBRANCH ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021Sep 8, 2021 3:45 pmComplianceDo I need a 2021-2022 influenza vaccine if I am not in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 clinicals?The College of Nursing is committed to ensuring that their students are compliant with national/state requirements for healthcare personnel as well as additional/specific requirements mandated by its clinical partners. As an essential part of their professional responsibility to the College of Nursing and to patient safety, all students, regardless of degree program, must complete and maintain mandatory compliance requirements during the entirety of their degree program, including the annual influenza vaccine. Where can I get my 2021-2022 influenza vaccine?Student’s healthcare provider office/clinic or anywhere that accepts the student’s insurance planUI Health Pharmacies (Chicago); Health Services at University of Illinois Springfield (Springfield), McKinley Health Center (Urbana)Walgreens, CVS MinuteClinic, Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, and Walmart PharmacyChicago locations can be searched here.The CDC recommends getting an influenza vaccine by the end of October 2021. What 2021-2022 influenza vaccine documentation do I need to upload to CastleBranch?Any form of documentation is acceptable if it is from a reputable source and must include: Student’s name, Vaccine Date, and Vaccine Lot number (Very important! Some clinical sites require lot numbers.)It is very important that students do not lose their documentation. The College of Nursing is not responsible for any lost or misplaced documentation. Why can’t I upload my 2021-2022 influenza vaccine documentation to CastleBranch yet?If you have not previously uploaded influenza vaccine to CastleBranch: Upload documentation any time before 11/15/2021.If you have previously uploaded influenza vaccine to CastleBranch: Upload documentation 2 weeks before 11/15/2021 (around 11/1/2021).Influenza due date in CastleBranch is before 11/15/2021? Students can ignore the early due date and just upload by 11/15/2021. What happens if I don’t upload my 2021-2022 influenza vaccine documentation by 11/15/2021?The College of Nursing will place students on a “Compliance-College Specific” hold. The College will also restrict students’ class registration and participation in spring 2021 clinicals.