| October 2020
|BIOSAFETY - Back
Health, Safety, and Environment
Visit the Health,
Safety, & Environment website.
HSE sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course
options and dates.
Revisit, Review, Renew Safety Protocols and Procedures
As research efforts strive to ramp back up to normal operations, staff
are encouraged to revisit their safety procedures and protocols. Take
the time to review and renew annual training requirements. Remember
to renew registrations and submit application requests for novel/pilot
studies. Although the timing of the pandemic was far from convenient,
the forced pause provided opportunities to review and improve our practices
with fresh eyes. We can all do our part to promote a safe and compliant
The staff of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE)
are here to help guide you should you need assistance with complying
with any HSE-related policies.
For more information regarding Health, Safety,
and Environment policies, please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html.
Johns Hopkins 2020-21 Flu Campaign
Schedules & Locations | Walgreens
& Exceptions | Policy
Flu vaccine for Johns
Hopkins employees is here! The inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable)
will be administered to Hopkins employees beginning September 21,
2020. (Please see locations & schedules below).
The Johns Hopkins Institutions
require health care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or
possess an approved qualified
exception. Please review the
Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Policy (HSE048) for more
The Influenza vaccine
will be administered to Physicians, Faculty, Staff, Employees, Students
and Volunteers by Occupational Health Services as listed below.
Johns Hopkins will
be partnering with Walgreens during the 2020-21 flu season. Walgreens
pharmacists will be giving our employees the flu vaccine, both on-site
and at all
Walgreens retail locations. Both of these options will begin on
Monday, September 21, 2020.
- Onsite Vaccinations - To comply with
physical distancing guidelines, you must make an appointment to receive
your flu vaccine.
- Walgreens Vaccinations - You must either
print out a voucher (JHED ID & PW required) or display
the voucher on
your phone at the time of service to receive the vaccine at Walgreens.
Please note, use Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser to open voucher.
No appointments necessary, walk-ins available. If vaccinated with
a voucher, you do not need to submit proof of vaccination. If vaccinated
at Walgreens without a voucher (i.e. using insurance), proof of immunization
must be provided to Occupational Health Services to receive credit
for the vaccination.
- Onsite & Walgreens Vaccinations
- To help expedite your visit, please fill out the vaccination
form prior to your appointment, have a valid Hopkins ID/badge
and bring both with you.
- Vaccinated Outside - If vaccinated
outside (i.e. Primary Care, CVS, Safeway, etc.) of Johns Hopkins,
a proof of immunization must be provided to Occupational Health Services
to receive credit for the vaccination.
- Vaccinated Outside - For the East Baltimore
Flu Clips are available at the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic
(EHWC) located in the Phipps Building, 3rd floor, Monday - Friday,
8am-3pm. For all other campuses, please call or email your Occupational
Health Services office for flu clip locations. You must provide proof
of receiving your vaccine or already used the self-submit online tool.
If you received your vaccine at Walgreens, please wait until you receive
the email confirmation or bring your receipt from the store.
Have questions about
the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read
Hopkins Onsite Vaccination Schedules
Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services
Have you had a Hepatitis B Vaccine? Are you updated
on your immunizations?
Check out the many ways part of Johns Hopkins
Occupational Health Services' mission can help us prevent the spread
of communicable diseases: Preventive
For more information regarding the resources available
through the Occupational Health arm of the department of Health Safety
and Environment please visit:
Dual Use Research
of Concern (DURC) policies:
The United States Government's Policy for Institutional Oversight of
Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) went into effect on
September 24, 2015. DURC is defined by the federal government as:
that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated
to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that
could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad
potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops
and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel,
or national security."
In the federal policy's
current form, there are 15 agents (microbial entities and toxins) that
fall under institutional DURC oversight. The current list of 15 agents
as well as a list of 7 categories of experiments or experimental effects
that would constitute DURC may be found at this website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/ire/regulations.html.
Questions regarding DURC should be directed to the Biosafety
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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