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The Animal Exposure Program (AEP) provides relevant health and safety information related to use and care of animals, occupationally indicated immunizations, and clinical evaluation and treatment for animal related injuries or illnesses.
NIH employees are required to participate in this program if they are involved in the direct care of animals or their living quarters or have direct contact with animals (live or dead), their viable tissues, body fluids or waste.  Trainees, Fellows, or Special Volunteers who conduct animal activities are eligible for enrollment in the AEP and other associated Occupational Medical Service programs to the extent necessary to support their involvement in the Animal Care and Use program. Contract employees are eligible only for emergency medical care (i.e. evaluation and treatment of occupational injuries.)
To enroll in the AEP contact the Occupational Medical Service at 301-496-4411

Visit the NIH Occupational Medical Service website for clinic locations and hours of operation.  

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This page is maintained by the Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU). Readers are encouraged to forward comments and suggestions to OACU at (301) 496-5424.


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