The 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccine (flu shot) is now available by appointment at Foxhall Internists Immunization Clinic. It is prudent to be vaccinated before December, since outbreaks often start at that time.
The standard flu shot is designed to protect against four common strains of influenza this season:
- A/Guangdong-Maonan/SWL/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
- A/Hong Kong/2671/2019(H3N2) like-virus
- B/Washington/2/2019-like virus B Victoria
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata) virus
The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and older get a influenza vaccine.* This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic this year, especially for health care workers and people in high risk groups. International travelers and caregivers for infants are also strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine.
Many preparations of the influenza vaccine are again available this year: standard dose, egg-free dose, high dose standard, and high dose egg-free. The high dose vaccines have shown to offer improved protection for their specific groups.
*Please note that we offer flu shots only to patients 15 and older.
Flu Shot Location and Appointments:
Flu shots are given in Suite 341. We ask that you kindly arrive at the specific time at which you have been scheduled.
Please call (202) 362-4467 to schedule an appointment for your flu shot.
* Due to current COVID-19 safety precautions, walk-in appointments are not available this year.
Pneumococcal vaccines are also suggested for those with certain health problems. Please discuss your options with your physician before arriving, as a written order is required to receive a pneumococcal vaccine.