Get your flu vaccination

It’s always important to get a flu vaccine. Flu is a dangerous disease. And with COVID-19 still with us, it continues to be important to protect yourself.

Fortunately, the MIT Medical Flu Clinic is here to help! From October 2–6, 2023 you can get your vaccination quickly and conveniently.

Who is eligible?

  • All enrolled students living on or off campus

  • All non-students who live on campus, including family members and children aged six months and older

  • All employees and contractors with an MIT ID

  • All patients with a primary care provider at MIT Medical, including children aged six months and older

Where is the clinic?
Walker Memorial (Building 50).

When is the clinic open?
Monday–Friday, October 2–6, 2023
8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

When should I come to the clinic?
Students: To minimize crowding, try to get your vaccine according to the following schedule, based on last name (and if you can’t make it that day, come when you can):

  • A-G: Monday

  • H–M: Tuesday

  • N-S: Wednesday

  • T–Z: Thursday

Employees: Come to the clinic on a day that you normally come to campus.

MIT Medical patients: Come to the clinic on any day from October 2–6, 2023.

Individuals over 65: High-dose vaccines will be available at all times.

Children: Clinicians who can give vaccines to pediatric patients will be available at all times. Six-month-old infants will be vaccinated at their well-child visit.

Other important information:
  • Bring an MIT ID or your MIT Atlas app if you have it.

  • Wear flu-vaccine-friendly clothing. Wear short sleeves with an easy-to-remove outer layer, like a jacket, if you need one.

  • If you need paper documentation of your vaccination, ask a staff member when you come to the clinic.

  • COVID-19 vaccines will not be available at the flu clinic. If you need a COVID vaccine, you should visit a local pharmacy or speak with you personal clinician.

Can’t make it to the MIT Medical Flu Clinic? Other options are available.

With any MIT-sponsored insurance plan, you can get your flu vaccine at any location that accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts health insurance. Options include:

  • A retail pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens

  • A flu clinic in your community

  • Your regular healthcare provider. MIT Medical patients can get the vaccine from their MIT Medical PCPs.

About this year’s vaccine

The 2023–24 flu vaccine offered at MIT Medical’s flu clinic is quadrivalent, protecting against two strains of influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) and two strains of influenza B.

Active flu strains are different each year, so even if you got a flu vaccine last year, you need to get this year’s vaccine. More information about this year’s vaccine is available from the CDC (Vaccine Information Statement) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Massachusetts Immunization Information System).

Questions? Send an email to

Flu clinics at Lincoln Laboratory

Flu clinics at Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington will take place October 16–19, 2023  from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. each day.

Pediatric vaccines will not be available at the Lincoln Laboratory clinics. Children will need to make an appointment to receive their vaccine or will need to come to a campus clinic.

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