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2018 - 2019 Mandatory Flu Vaccination Program

Influenza, or the flu, is a serious respiratory illness that can affect children and adults, regardless of pre-existing health concerns. For the safety of our patients, trainees, staff, faculty, physicians and students, a mandatory flu vaccination policy is in effect across Johns Hopkins Medicine. Implemented in 2012, this program is in line with a national movement to increase immunization rates among health care workers.

This year’s flu vaccination campaign begins in October 2018. Under the Johns Hopkins Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy, every staff and faculty member, resident, postdoctoral fellow, medical student and volunteer who works with patients or works in a patient care area or building must receive a flu vaccination.

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine compliance deadline is Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, with the exception of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, which has a deadline of Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
  • The deadline to request a medical or religious exception by Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The exception deadline for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

What should you know about the flu? Johns Hopkins experts share insight. View this brief video Q&A.

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Get specific details about your organization's mandatory flu policy, where to get a flu shot, how to provide proof of vaccination and how to request an exemption.

For general questions about the mandatory flu campaign, contact the Johns Hopkins Medicine Vaccination and Influenza Prevention Steering Committee at