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Free, Quick and Convenient: Flu Shots at the Capitol
Office of the Attending Physician administers vaccines throughout the campus

Free flu shots for all congressional ID holders are available from the Office of the Attending Physician. Above, Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie gets his flu vaccination during a health fair in the Rayburn Building in September 2014. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call file photo)

Election Day is just around the corner, but flu season is already here. Anyone with a congressional ID can get a free flu shot — and mostly without a wait — right in the Capitol.

The Office of the Attending Physician administers flu shots at 10 locations across the Capitol complex each fall. The internal website for the OAP showed that all locations still had the vaccine in stock as of Thursday, but staffers told Roll Call they have been encouraged to get theirs soon because the OAP has limited supplies of the immunization. 

Congress’ In-House Vet
Rep. Ted Yoho was a practicing veterinarian before Congress

Miniature therapy horses visited Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, center, for a checkup in his office. (Courtesy Rep. Ted Yoho)

In one congressional office, there could be a dog standing on a table at any given time. Veterinarian-turned-politician Rep. Ted Yoho’s extracurricular from his day job is consulting for his colleagues on their pets.  

“When I came up here, there was a freshman that came in with me,” said the representative from Florida's 3rd District. "He was telling me, ‘Hey, my wife had to take my cat to the vet and they did a sex change operation on it. What do they do that for?’”  

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

Doyle celebrated Democrats' 5-2 victory on the House floor Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats' seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.

In a break from decorum, the team managers addressed not only one another, but addressed other players by their first names on the floor. Barton commended his team’s effort and warned Doyle the GOP is “back."

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