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NFHL reminder for Salem Health providers

27 Sep 2020

Get vaccinated by Nov. 13

By: Patricia Stupfel, MSN, ANP-C, employee health

Here’s your reminder about the policy for non-employed providers as we kick off the No Flu Here League season at Salem Health.

Non-employed providers privileged at Salem or West Valley Hospitals need to be immunized against influenza every year before the second Friday of November — which is Nov. 13 this year. 

If you are granted an exemption, you’ll be required to wear a surgical mask while in a patient care or clinical area, when within six feet of a patient, and when entering a patient room during the flu season, which typically lasts through March 31. (Due to the pandemic, wearing masks on campus is required by all staff and visitors regardless of exemption status.) 

Reasons allowing exemptions include severe allergy, history of GB syndrome and religion. Everything you need to know and do is located on this intranet site, including the medical staff exemption form.

You’ll need to be logged in to Salem Health’s intranet to access it.

Three ways to get a free flu shot:

  • Come to Employee Health office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Urgent Care, 503-814-7250.
  • Obtain the vaccine from the “flu champion” nurse on the hospital unit where you work.
  • Attend a “tailgate party” listed below and on our intranet site – although we prefer that you get the shot from a champion or at your own clinic to minimize crowding.

Providers who receive their vaccine outside Salem Health typically email the Medical Staff Office at with flu vaccine information, date received and location. 

Questions? Contact Employee Health at 503-814-7250 or

Tailgate flu shot clinics at CHEC rooms 1 and 2

  • Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Salem Health Lab at 3300 State St.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Hawthorne location
Thursday, Oct. 22, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

West Valley Hospital conference room

  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. (roaming tailgate)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. (roaming tailgate)
  • Friday, Oct. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. (roaming tailgate)

You can also go to Employee Health in the Urgent Care Building, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact them at 503-814-7250.