Surgical mask now required for those without flu vaccination

All UF Health Shands employees and UF clinical faculty and staff who provide care or work in patient-care areas who haven’t received a flu vaccination are now required to wear a surgical mask in patient areas and complete an opt-out process.

Visit for more information and click on the “Opt Out” tab for instructions on how to opt out of the flu vaccination.

UF Health Shands Occupational Health Services — located on the first floor of UF Health Shands Hospital (Room 1004) — provides free flu vaccinations for:

  • UF Health Shands employees and volunteers
  • UF Health Physicians employees and volunteers
  • UF College of Medicine faculty physicians, residents and fellows
  • Credentialed ARNPs
  • Credentialed physician assistants
  • Credentialed medical staff

Please be prepared to show your ID badge — you will receive a sticker to display on it after you are vaccinated.