|To University of Miami Faculty and Staff (non-UHealth/Medical):|
The University of Miami Health System continues to vaccinate individuals against the COVID-19 virus following state and federal guidelines.
At this time, in order to comply with state and federal guidelines we are vaccinating our frontline health care providers and support staff including students in the health professions, and those on our campuses at risk because of contact with COVID-19 infected individuals.
The University has established a phased plan to distribute the vaccine—beginning with employees and trainees who care for or work in close proximity to COVID-19 patients.
While we continue to follow guidelines in vaccinating frontline workers and those 65 or older per the Governor’s Order, depending on availability of vaccines we are also planning that in the future there may be an opportunity for individuals who may qualify based on their health status and are less than 65 years old. Therefore, if you are 64 years of age or younger, complete the form to indicate if you have an underlying medical condition
recognized by the CDC as putting you at an increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 or might put you at an increased risk. The form will allow you to request for vaccine scheduling prioritization. Note: completing the form allows the University to schedule you when the vaccine becomes available and is not immediate. At this time the University continues to focus its vaccination efforts on those required by the state and federal guidelines. You will be notified when you can schedule your appointment.
As a reminder, all University employees who want a vaccine will receive one, with prioritization given to higher risk populations. If you have not yet done so, employees should designate in Workday whether or not they would like to receive the vaccine. Due to vaccine availability from the state government, it may take several months or longer to cover the entire phased distribution plan based on the amount of vaccine we receive, how often we receive it and the guidelines put forth.
In good health,
|Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.|
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer for COVID-19