2020 Flu Campaign

The 2020 flu vaccine campaign runs from Sept. 14 through Nov. 6.  You must receive your flu vaccine during the annual campaign (typically September to November) to be in compliance.


New in 2020


Step one:  You must sign into the Employee Health Portal in MARS and complete your vaccination consent form. Once logged into the Employee Health Portal, click on Message Center to access and complete the vaccine questionnaire.


Step two:  Access the My Appointments section in the Employee Health Portal to schedule your flu vaccine.


If you have questions, ask your manager, HR representative or the Employee Health department.


Flu Vaccination Policy


Flu Vaccination Schedules


Houston Methodist Baytown

Houston Methodist Clear Lake

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Off-Campus

Houston Methodist Sugar Land

Houston Methodist The Woodlands

Houston Methodist West and Continuing Care

Houston Methodist Willowbrook


Request an Exemption


In 2020, the Flu exemption process will be managed in the Employee Health Portal.  You must submit an exemption request each year that you are requesting an exemption and it must be approved.  Please contact your location's Employee Health Clinic to initiate the process.  Approved exemptions are valid only for the year they are approved.


Flu Vaccines Received at a Non-Houston Methodist Location


As long as you are vaccinated and provide supporting documentation, including the provider’s contact information, you are compliant with the vaccination policy. If you cannot provide documentation, you will be required to receive another vaccination.


Submit documentation via your Employee Health Portal in MARS to the Employee Health Clinic. You will want to navigate from the home screen of your Employee Health Portal to the Other Health Resources page and the Flu Resources section has the Flu Documentation Upload button (please make sure to have your documentation ready in the form of a pdf, png or jpg file type for the upload).  Documentation should include the following in order to receive credit:


  • Employee name
  • Date of birth
  • Date received
  • Location
  • Name of influenza vaccine and lot #
  • Site given
  • Name/signature of person administering vaccine
  • Contact phone number