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Foil the Flu

Flu Vaccine Protects You, Your Patients and Your Family.

Foil the Flu, the annual seasonal influenza immunization program for NIH employees and contractors, started October 7 and concluded November 15. 

All federal employees and contractors with a valid NIH identification badge are eligible to receive flu vaccine for FREE, and are encouraged to be immunized against the flu. The best way to reduce the risk of getting the flu is to get the flu vaccine every year. All staff who have patient contact, including both employees and contractors, are required to get immunized each year. 

2019-2020 Immunization Walk-in Schedule

The NIH is offering walk-in appointments for flu immunizations. Walk-in time and dates are as follow:


December 16, 20199:30 AM – 11:30AM
December 19, 201912:30 PM – 3:00PM
December 23, 201912:30 PM – 3:00PM
January 2, 20209:30 AM – 11:30AM
January 9, 202012:30 PM – 3:00PM

These are the final dates and times for 2019 to receive a flu vaccination from the NIH.

The on-campus clinic is located in the Hatfield Clincial Research Center Building 10, 6C306.

For Ages 65 and Older 

Staff ages 65 and older are eligible to receive a high-dose vaccine that stimulates a stronger immune response. People age 65 and older tend to develop lower levels of protective antibodies with a traditional dose vaccine. Learn more about the high-dose flu vaccine. 

Healthcare Personnel

Flu vaccine is mandatory for all NIH employees and contractors who have contact with Clinical Center patients. Declination must be presented in person at Occupation Medical Services (Building 10/6C306). Documentation will be required for all declinations. Those who submitted written documentation of medical contraindications last year need not do so again this, and every, year. Those who have severe egg allergies will not be exempt if egg-free recombinant vaccine is available. 

Documentation is required for immunizations received outside NIH. Documentation must be presented in person at Occupation Medical Services (Building 10/6C306)

For more information on healthcare personnel flu vaccine requirements, please visit the Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology website at:

NIH Foil The Flu 2019 - Dr. Anthony Fauci



If you have questions about the influenza vaccine, please contact the Hospital Epidemiology Service (301-496-2209) or Occupational Medical Service (301-496-4411); email