Vaccine at Last
At NIH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Kick-Off Event, held on December 22, 2020, six frontline health-care workers at the NIH Clinical Center received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that was codeveloped by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center. In addition, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, NIH Director Francis Collins, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci (pictured), and Office of Research Services Director Colleen McGowan also received the vaccine. On December 28, NIH opened its clinic to begin vaccinating NIH health-care workers. Online: For information on vaccination plans for the rest of NIH staff, go to the “COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for NIH Staff” website.