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Vol. LXV, No. 18
August 30, 2013
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Flu Immunizations for NIH Employees Start in September

Foil the Flu!
Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, the Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center will offer free flu shots to anyone who has a valid NIH identification badge.

“It’s really important to protect yourself and those around you from the flu,” says Dr. Tara Palmore, deputy hospital epidemiologist for the CC. “Healthy adults can infect others a full day before symptoms develop. So even if you stay home when you get sick, you may have already transmitted the flu.”

With a particularly susceptible population of immune-compromised patients, the Clinical Center requires all staff who have patient contact— employees and contractors—to get the flu vaccine each year. For all other NIH staff, immunizations are available but not required. Staff who are 65 or older are eligible to receive a high-dose flu shot. For more information about the high-dose shot, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/ vaccine/qa_fluzone.htm#what_fluzone.

The flu immunization clinic will be held on the east side of the 7th floor of the Clinical Research Center (take the elevators near the north entrance hospitality desk to the 7th floor). Changing areas will not be available, so wear clothing that will allow you to quickly and easily expose your upper arm. Following immunization, the Occupational Medical Service will send an email with a questionnaire and certificate of immunization.

The best way to reduce your risk of getting sick or exposing patients and others to illness is to get the flu shot every year, says Palmore. “It’s both a benefit we’re providing and an essential preventive health measure.”

For more information, visit foiltheflu.nih.gov or call (301) 496-2209.

2013 Immunization Schedule

NIH employees and contractors are encouraged to participate. NIH photo ID required. Open to all. No alphabet restriction. Maps for influenza immunization sites are available at foiltheflu.nih.gov.

Date Day Location Morning Afternoon/ Evening

9/9
9/10
9/11
9/12
9/13
9/16
9/17
9/18
9/19
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9/24
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9/26
9/27
9/30
10/1
10/2
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10/15
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  1. Main Campus: Bldg. 10 CRC, 7th Fl. Atrium, East Side
  2. Rockledge: 6610 Rockledge Dr., Rm. 1106 A+B
  3. Shady Grove: 9609 Medical Center Dr., Rockville, Rms. TE408/TE410
  4. Neuroscience Center: 6001 Executive Blvd., 1st Fl. Rm. B
  5. Twinbrook III: 12735 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rm. 2E06


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