September 25, 2020

Because of the pandemic, MIT Medical’s annual flu clinic will look very different this year. Gone for now are the balloons, stickers, and music that helped make the flu clinics an annual celebration we all looked forward to.

But a lack of festivity isn’t the only difference. This year, the flu clinic will not be open to the entire MIT community.

Flu shots will be available only to:

  • Covid Pass participants, including on-campus residents
  • MIT Medical patients
  • MIT students, regardless of where they live

Please don’t come to campus for a flu vaccine if you are not eligible to do so.

In an effort to maintain physical distancing on campus, we are asking other members of the MIT community to get their flu shots off campus. This could be at an individual’s own care provider, a community flu clinic, or a retail pharmacy, like CVS or Walgreens.

This year’s flu clinic will be held in the Johnson Athletic Center (Building W34). This is the same facility where Covid Pass testing takes place, and the clinic will take place at the same time. If you are not comfortable getting your immunization in the same location where Covid-19 testing is happening, you should not come to the campus flu clinic. Instead, you should get your flu shot elsewhere.

More information, including an FAQ, is available on the MIT Medical website.

Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and the MIT community healthy by getting your flu shot, and, if possible, getting it off campus.