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FAQs: Occupational Medical Service

  1. How do I report a work-related injury?
  2. Do I need an appointment?
  3. Where can I get a copy of my immunization records?

  4. Where can I get a copy of the records indicating which vaccines and tests I've had in OMS?

  5. What are the immunization requirements for healthcare workers at the NIH?

  6. Are healthcare workers at the NIH required to have an annual TB skin test?

1. How do I report a work-related injury?

2. Do I need an appointment?                                                                                                   

  • All non-emergency visits to OMS should be by appointment. Please contact your local OMS to make an appointment.

    • Bethesda: (301) 496-4411

    • Baltimore: (443) 740-2309

    • Frederick: (301) 631-7233

    • Hamilton: (406) 375-9755 

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3. Where can I get a copy of my immunization records?

  • You can obtain a copy of your immunization records from your home physician (and sometimes from your college/school, if applicable).
  • If you have received flu immunization or Tdap immunization from OMS, you will receive an email with a link to print documentation for those immunizations.

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4. Where can I get a copy of the records indicating which vaccines and tests I've had in OMS?

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5. What are the immunization requirements for healthcare workers at the NIH?

  • Immunization requirements for healthcare workers at NIH include:

    • Evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B: documentation of receipt of the 3-dose immunization series or a positive Hepatitis B antibody titer.

    • Evidence of immunity to measles: documentation of receipt of 2 doses of MMR vaccine or a positive rubeola antibody titer.

    • Evidence of immunity to chicken pox: physician-documented history of the disease, positive varicella antibody titer, or documented receipt of two doses of the varicella vaccine.

    • Receipt of the current influenza vaccine.

    • Documentation of receipt of one dose of Tdap immunization as an adult.


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6. Are healthcare workers at the NIH required to have an annual TB skin test?

  • Healthcare workers at NIH are required to have a TB screen at time of hire (either a TB skin test or an IGRA blood test, depending on prior screening and medical history).

  • Annual TB skin tests are optional, but not required, for the majority of healthcare workers. Only those who work in certified high TB risk areas (including ICUs, Respiratory Therapy, and Bronchoscopy) must have a TB skin test completed annually.


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