NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Staff Begins

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The Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center will provide free flu shots to staff with a valid NIH identification badge from Sept. 28 through Nov. 6.

This year’s immunization clinic will have some significant changes. Two big differences are that the location on the main campus has changed to the Bldg. 10, B1 cafeteria, accessible from the outside entrance only, and the vaccine will be given by appointment only through an online registration system. Walk-in immunization will not be available. 

There will be additional Covid-19 safety measures in place. The staff providing vaccines will be carefully following infection control procedures. All staff arriving for a flu shot must wear a face cover and follow all physical distancing requirements. 

All teleworking employees in the Washington, D.C., area are encouraged to schedule an appointment at Shady Grove or the 6700B Rockledge locations. Extra dates and appointments have been added to those sites to accommodate additional staff. Parking at the Rockledge and Shady Grove locations are available at

Please do not schedule an appointment at Baltimore/Harbor Hospital or Poolesville unless you work onsite at those locations.

2020-2021 Immunization Schedule

NIH ordered both high-dose and the regular quadrivalent vaccines for all flu shot sites. Staff ages 65 and older can receive the high-dose vaccine. A limited number of egg-free doses have been ordered and will only be administered to health care personnel with a documented egg allergy. 

To learn more about the high-dose flu shot, visit For directions, parking and to schedule your flu vaccine, visit

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