Get your flu shot
It’s always important to get a flu shot. But with COVID-19, it’s even more important this year. Flu is a dangerous disease, but it’s even more deadly when combined with the risks associated with COVID-19.
Fortunately, The MIT Medical Flu Clinic is here to help! Over five days in October, you’ll have the chance to quickly and easily get the flu shot. This year’s flu clinic will run October 4–8, 2021.
Who is eligible for the 2021 flu clinic?
- All enrolled students living on or off campus
- All Covid Pass participants
- All patients with a primary care provider at MIT Medical
If you are working entirely remotely and are not an MIT Medical patient, you are not eligible to get the flu vaccine at MIT this year.
Where is this year’s clinic?
The 2021 MIT Medical flu clinic will be held at Morss Hall in Walker Memorial (Building 50).
When will the clinic take place?
Monday – Thursday, October 4–7
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 8,
8 a.m.– 12 p.m.
If you are a student:
You can come any day of the week but we ask you come according to the following schedule so we can minimize crowding:
- A-G Monday
- H–M Tuesday
- O-S Wednesday
- T–Z Thursday
If you are an employee:
Visit the clinic on the day of the week you normally work. There’s no need to make a special trip to campus.
If you are an MIT Medical patient:
Come any day from October 4–8, 2021.
If you are over age 65:
We will have a special station administering high-dose vaccines.
If you are bringing children:
Clinicians who can give shots to pediatric patients will be available at all times. Six-month old babies will receive their vaccine at their well-child visit.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Face masks are required at all times.
- Bring an MIT ID or your Covid Pass app if you have it.
- Please wear flu-shot-friendly clothing with short sleeves. If it is cold, wear an easy-to-remove outer layer, like a jacket. Taking off several layers of clothes has the potential to shed virus into the air.
- Proof of vaccination will be available through Covid Pass. If you need paper documentation, ask a staff member when you come to the clinic.
Can’t come to the flu clinic? Other options are available.
All MIT-sponsored insurance plans will allow you to get your flu shot anywhere Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is accepted.
- Get your shot at a retail pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens
- Attend a flu clinic in your community
- Get the shot from your care provider
If you’re an MIT Medical patient, get the shot from your MIT Medical clinician.
About this year’s vaccine
The 2021–22 flu vaccine offered at MIT 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 shot last year, you still 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 email@example.com.
Flu clinics: Lincoln Laboratory
More information about the Lexington clinics at Lincoln Laboratory will be available in the coming weeks.