Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last night that COVID booster shots would be available for certain eligible populations. At this time the eligible populations include those who have received their last dose of Pfizer vaccine over 6 months ago and who are:

  • Age 65 years and older, 
  • working in healthcare facilities, 
  • working in schools.

Other segments of the population are also eligible for boosters per the CDC announcement. We will continue to monitor the CDC for any changes to eligibility.

Duke Employee and Occupational Health and Wellness (EOHW) will be offering booster vaccinations at employee clinics located at Blue Devil Tower, Duke University Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital by appointment (except at DRAH) beginning Monday, September 27. Specifics about each clinic’s location and operating hours can be found on the Duke COVID Vaccine website. Due to limited capacity, employees eligible for booster shots are also encouraged to explore community resources such as local pharmacies and provider practices.

While the booster shot is not a condition of employment for Duke University or Duke University Health System at this time, we encourage all eligible individuals to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to protect you and others from potential infection. 

Thank you for your efforts to keep the Duke community safe. Please continue wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently and maintaining social distance.  

Kyle Cavanaugh,
Vice President, Administration, Duke University

Carol Epling, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Gail Shulby, RN, MA, CPP
Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President, Duke Health

Cameron R. Wolfe, MBBS (Hons), MPH, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Duke Health

Co-Leaders of the COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Work Group