Need a vaccine?

With the concurrence of our Public Health Response Team, VCU strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination and boosters. Unvaccinated individuals are more likely to become infected and hospitalized compared to those who are vaccinated. VCU continues to offer a number of on-campus vaccination opportunities by appointment. 

Students: Make an appointment online through University Student Health Services.
Employees: Call VCU Employee Health at (804) 828-0584 to schedule an appointment.

To search all vaccination opportunities near you, visit vaccines.gov.

FAQ

Q: Does VCU require students and employees to be vaccinated?

A: COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of enrollment or employment at VCU, however, students who are currently or periodically in hospital, clinical or other health care settings will need to follow the requirements of their placement site and should work with their program director if they have questions. Employees who are dually employed with VCU Health System must continue to follow health system vaccination requirements.

Q: What is the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health and VCU Health have developed frequently asked questions related to the safety and efficacy regarding the types of vaccines available.

For a quick reference of the three vaccines, download this guide from VCU Health.

Q: If I get my vaccine through VCU, which vaccine will I receive?

The type of vaccine you receive through on-campus clinics will depend on availability. VCU encourages anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible with whichever vaccine is is available to you.

The following websites provide more information about the different vaccines:

Q: How do we know if someone has been vaccinated or not?

Students and employees are not obligated to share vaccination or other medical information with their peers. All students and employees will sign an attestation noting that they understand their responsibilities and public health measures as a member of the VCU community.

Q: What if I’ve already had COVID-19 and acquired a natural immunity? Should I still get the vaccine?

A: Yes, according to the CDC, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That's because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. However, please consult with your health-care provider for medical advice specific to you. 

Q: If I’m considering pregnancy, should I get the vaccine?

A: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that all eligible women, including those who are pregnant and lactating, receive the vaccine. It cannot alter your DNA or your baby’s DNA. However, please consult with your health-care provider for medical advice specific to you.