With Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine granted an emergency use authorization this week by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for children ages 12 to 15, Duke will begin providing free immunizations to the general public in this age group, including the children of Duke staff and faculty.

Dedicated walk-in clinic hours will be available for Duke University and Duke University Health System parents to bring their children who are 12-to-15 years old, as well as children who are 16 or older, on the following:

  • Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center
  • Sunday, May 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Duke Raleigh Hospital Medical Office Building 9

Widespread vaccinations have proven to significantly reduce the positive cases of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. Despite the continued progress nationally and statewide in controlling the spread of COVID-19, it is important to keep up the comprehensive approach with masking and other public health behaviors to prevent the spread of the virus, even as people get vaccinated.

All Duke faculty, staff and students should already have received an email invitation to be vaccinated, and many have already scheduled an appointment or received the vaccine. We encourage anyone who has not yet done so to schedule an appointment at an Employee Vaccination Clinic or seek vaccination through other venues, including Duke Health. 

If you have been vaccinated outside of the Duke Employee Vaccination Clinics, be sure to let Employee Occupational Health & Wellness (EOHW) know by submitting your documentation through the easy-to-use Duke VaxTrax web form. If you need assistance, send an email to EOHWCOVIDVac@duke.edu.

Thank you for your ongoing support, teamwork and persistence in meeting the challenges of this year.


Kyle Cavanaugh
Vice President, Administration