During the 2021-22 Academic Year, all students, faculty, and staff were required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and boosters unless they were a granted religious or medical exemption. These requirements were discontinued for students and Academic Division employees in early 2022. Having a high rate of vaccination among members of the UVA community has allowed us to return to in-person instruction and student residential life and keep our community safe. All students, full-time and part-time UVA faculty and staff, including those working remotely, are strongly encouraged to receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose when eligible per CDC recommendation. For more information about vaccination for UVA Health team members, including School of Medicine and School of Nursing students who are required to be in health system facilities for training or practical experience, please visit the UVA HR site.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective; studies have shown they prevent severe illness and death from the virus. Like hundreds of colleges and universities around the country, the University is following this public health guidance and the advice of our medical experts by strongly encouraging vaccination. Having a high rate of vaccination among members of the UVA community has allowed us to return to in-person instruction and student residential life and keep our community safe.
WHERE: Vaccination Sites, Where can I get vaccinated?
Where can I be vaccinated in the United States?
Vaccine supply is now plentiful in the United States and authorized for use in individuals above the age of 5. There are several ways to find vaccine providers near you, including these methods published by the CDC.
Will I have to pay to be vaccinated?
No. There is no out-of-pocket cost to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. If you have health insurance, your insurance company may be billed, but costs will not be passed on to you.