HCA Healthcare
2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Declination
Name (printed):________________________________ 3-4 ID or Last 4 of SSN: ______________________
Facility: ________________________________________________ Department: ________________________
This facility has recommended that I receive influenza vaccination in order to protect myself and the patients I
I acknowledge that I am aware of the following facts:
Influenza is a serious respiratory disease; on average, over 50,000 Americans die every year from
influenza-related causes.
Influenza virus may be shed for up to 24 hours before symptoms begin, increasing the risk of
transmission to others.
Some people with influenza have no symptoms, increasing the risk of transmission to others.
Influenza virus changes often, making annual vaccination necessary. Immunity following vaccination
is strongest for 2 to 6 months. [In California, influenza usually begins circulating in early January and
continues through February or March.]
I understand that the influenza vaccine cannot transmit influenza and it does not prevent all disease.
I have declined to receive the influenza vaccine for the 2020-2021 season. I acknowledge that
influenza vaccination is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all
healthcare workers in order to prevent infection from and transmission of influenza and its
complications, including death, to patients, my coworkers, my family, and my community.
Knowing these facts, I choose to decline vaccination at this time. I may change my mind and accept vaccination
later, if vaccine is available. I have read and fully understand the information on this declination form.
I am declining due to the following reasons (check all that apply):
I believe I will get influenza if I get the vaccine.
I do not like needles.
My philosophical or religious beliefs prohibit vaccination.
I have an allergy or medical contraindication to receiving the vaccine.
Other reason please tell us. _________________________________________________
I understand that if I choose to decline the influenza vaccine, and my job duties may cause me to infect
patients or to become infected, I will be required to wear a surgical mask or respirator, as appropriate,
within 6 feet of patients or in designated areas during influenza season.
I understand that I may change my mind at any time and accept influenza vaccination, if vaccine is
I have read and fully understand the information on this declination form.
Signature_________________________________ Date______________________
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