October 8, 2020

1. FREE Flu Vaccines for UTHSC Employees!

University Health Services and the College of Pharmacy are providing UTHSC employees with FREE flu vaccines October 8 – 9 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) and October 13 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the Student-Alumni Center (SAC) on the Memphis campus. 

Flu vaccines are mandatory this year for all UT employees and students, unless you have documentation to support an exemption.

To schedule an appointment, please call University Health Services at 901.448.5630. No walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments will be scheduled based on these dates:
  • October 8 – 9: Employees Only 
  • October 13: Employees and Students

Verification of vaccine administration will be provided during the visit. Please retain a copy of this form for your records, as proof of administration will not be readily available.

If you have any questions regarding the flu vaccine, please visit the Vaccination Requirements page on the UTHSC website or contact University Health Services at 901.448.5630.

2. Flu Vaccine Verification

The UT System is requiring all employees to verify that you have received a flu vaccine, or that you are exempt from receiving one. In order to verify you have received your flu vaccine, you can open the IRISWeb portal and follow the Vaccination Verification Form Instructions.

There is also a short Vaccine Verification Form training available on K@TE's website. In order to receive 0.5 hours of credit, you must click through all pieces of the training to receive credit. To access the training, go to and search "vaccine" in the search bar. 

If you have any questions on how to access the vaccine verification form, please contact

3. Departmental Newsletters

The latest issue of the Facilities newsletter, The Facilities Connection is now available.

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4. FREE Biometric Screenings at UHS

University Health Services (UHS) will be providing FREE biometric wellness screenings of your height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose (sugar) levels from now through November 13, 2020!

Learn more here about why you should get a biometric screening.

UHS is located in the 910 Madison Building on the 9th floor. If you come to UHS for a biometric screening, you will receive an iHealth Wave Wireless Swim, Activity, and Sleep Tracker to be used with the iHealth App!

Please be advised that you will not incur any work penalties and you are not required to use sick or annual leave for your biometric screening at UHS. The same applies when you schedule a follow-up appointment to receive your results. UTHSC cares about you and your health!

To schedule an appointment, call 901.448.5630 or request an appointment via the patient portal link at UHS is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and closed daily from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
5. Open Enrollment – Now Through October 16

Each year, annual enrollment is your chance to choose benefits or make benefit changes that will be effective Jan. 1. The annual enrollment period for calendar year 2021 coverage is from October 1 – 16. Even if you do not make changes during the annual enrollment period, it is good to review your enrollment selections each year during this time. If you are happy with your current selections, you do not have to do anything. (Note: The Internal Revenue Service requires employees to re-enroll each year in a flexible benefits plan if desired. This is done separately). 
Enrollments, changes, cancellations and review of current insurance selections are made in the State’s Edison system. This year, UT employees can use a link in the IRIS portal to sign into the Edison system without having to remember your Edison ID and password. You can sign into the IRIS portal using your UT credentials and then click on the Edison folder on the top right area of the browser. 
After clicking on this, you will need to accept the State’s acceptable use policy before being directed into Edison. Once in Edison, please use the Higher Ed, Local Ed & Local Gov Employee Self Service (ESS) Instructions for help in navigating the site.

The State of Tennessee’s Annual Enrollment Newsletter gives you important information about your choices for benefit offerings. Information and videos can also be found on the Partners for Health website.
If you have questions about insurance offerings, please email If you have questions about the IRIS portal, please contact
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