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Foil the Flu - High Dose Vaccine Currently Unavailable

Foil the Flu, the annual seasonal influenza immunization program for NIH employees and contractors is now underway. Unfortunately, due to the limited supply nationwide, the high dose vaccine -- intended for employees 65 years and older – is currently unavailable. Further communication to staff will follow once the NIH receives more vaccine.

All employees and contractors with a valid NIH identification badge, not receiving the high dose vaccine, are encouraged to be immunized against the flu. The best way to reduce the risk of getting the flu is to get the flu shot every year. All staff who have patient contact, including both employees and contractors, are required to get immunized each year.

For the immunization schedule, including off-campus dates, a map to the immunization location on the main campus, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, please visit:

If, after checking the Foil the Flu website (, you still have questions, please contact Occupational Medical Service at 301-496-4411 or or the Hospital Epidemiology Service at 301-496-2209.

Foil the Flu is sponsored by: NIH Office of Research Services/Division of Occupational Health and Safety/Occupational Medical Service and the NIH Clinical Center/Hospital Epidemiology Service

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