Flu and TB Testing Information

Tdap, TB Testing and Flu Vaccine Information

Tdap Requirement

  • NEW for 2017
  • Stay tuned for more information

TB Testing Requirement

  • Locations in the community to obtain a TB test

Documentation of TB testing should be submitted to EmpHealth@NationwideChildrens.org.

Adult/College Student Volunteers

  • Actively volunteering within the last 12 months?  You will need a PPD Skin Test.

Has it been over 12 months since you have actively volunteered?  Contact Volunteer Services at (614) 722-3635 or Volunteering@NationwideChildrens.org for more information.

Teen/High School Volunteers:

  • Locations in the community to obtain a TB test

Flu Vaccine Information

  • All volunteers are required to have a Flu Vaccine annually. The deadline is November 30, 2016.

  • All volunteers must be registered in the ReadySet database prior to coming for their vaccine or turning in their documentation. Information about registering for ReadySet was provided in via multiple communications during Summer 2016.  You will be contacted if you are not registered.

  • Volunteers over 18 can receive a free vaccine through Nationwide Children's Employee Health Services (EHS). The Volunteer flu vaccine clinic schedule is available here.

  • All volunteers under 18 must get their flu shot from an outside provider and submit medical documentation no later than Nov 30, 2016.

  • Medical documents for teens and adults who received flu vaccine away from Nationwide Children's can be emailed to Nationwide Children's Employee Health at EmpHealth@NationwideChildrens.org or faxed to (614) 355-4142. The name on your document should match the name in your ReadySet portal. For privacy and safety, no documents will be accepted in the Volunteer Office.

  • Volunteers over 18 who get their flu vaccine at Nationwide Children's will automatically have their document added to ReadySet. 

Documentation of flu vaccine should be submitted to Emphealth@NationwideChildrens.org or faxed to (614) 355-4142.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who do I contact if I have questions about flu vaccine or ReadySet account access?
  • Contact Employee Health at (614) 355-4135.
I don’t volunteer in a direct patient contact role. Do I need to get a flu vaccine?
  • Even if you don’t volunteer on a patient unit, you are still in the same environment as our patients/families.  Getting your flu vaccine is a win-win situation.  You are protected and so are the patients, families and staff.
Where can I get the most up to date information about 2016 flu vaccine?
What if I have specialized circumstances and think I need an exemption?
  • Medical exemptions are due in Employee Health Services by Oct. 15, 2016. Your physician must fill out a specific form from Nationwide Children's.  Dr. Dennis Cunningham, Medical Director of Epidemiology, will review all medical exemptions and make the final determination regarding your volunteer status.  If you need an exemption form, please email EmpHealth@NationwideChildrens.org. 
What is the deadline to receive your flu vaccine and get documentation to Nationwide Children's?
  • November 30, 2016.

When and where can volunteers 18 years of age or older receive a flu vaccine at Nationwide Children's?

What will happen to my volunteer status if I don’t get a flu vaccine or waiver?

  • Your active volunteer status will end and you will be unable to volunteer.  
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