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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

The Occupational Health Services team is administering free flu vaccinations through Friday, October 27. Please see below for the schedule. You do not need an appointment, and the process should only take a few minutes.

Who Must Receive a Vaccination

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy requires that faculty and staff members, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and medical students of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who provide patient care or work in a hospital building, or whose primary work location is in a patient or clinical care area receive the influenza vaccine before Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Those who have a valid medical or religious reason not to get a flu shot this year must request an exception by completing the appropriate form by Tuesday, Nov. 7.


Monday through Friday, daytime

  • Oct. 9-13—7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phipps Building, Houck Lobby
  • Oct. 9-13—7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (JHOC)
  • Oct. 16-20—7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phipps Building, Houck Lobby
  • Oct. 23-26—7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Phipps Building, Houck Lobby
  • Oct. 27—7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Phipps Building, Houck Lobby

Weekends and evenings

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  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:15 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 6 to 10 a.m.


If you are covered by the mandatory vaccination policy and do not comply prior to the deadline, you will be subject to consequences, up to and including termination or loss of medical privileges.

Alternate Vaccination Locations

As an additional option, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins University personnel may obtain the flu vaccine free of charge at more than 41 designated Walgreens pharmacies during the pharmacies’ business hours, which may include weekends and evenings. Just show your Johns Hopkins ID badge and complete the consent form in order to receive your vaccination and bright green badge clip. Walgreens staff will submit documentation of your vaccination to Occupational Health Services. Vaccination at Walgreens locations is not currently offered to volunteers, students, vendors or employees’ spouses or partners.


If you receive your flu vaccination at one of our Occupational Health Services-administered sites or at a designated Walgreens location, you will receive an email confirming your vaccination. If you receive the flu vaccination elsewhere, such as a Walgreens pharmacy that is not listed, another retailer or your doctors’ office, even if it is a Johns Hopkins Community Physician’s office, you or someone on your behalf must submit proof of immunization online to Occupational Health Services. If you do not receive the email confirming your vaccination once entered, contact [email protected].

Please be aware that again this year, FluMist, the live-virus nasal spray vaccine, will not be offered due to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory. Therefore, we will not accept FluMist as evidence that you have complied with the Johns Hopkins Medicine influenza vaccination policy.


Kelsey Bennett