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Yes. All Washington University students on the Danforth and Medical Campuses will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Students must be fully vaccinated before they arrive on campus for the start of their fall academic term or August 30, whichever comes first. See the April 28 message to students for more information.
We continue to strongly encourage our faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and we expect to provide more information for employees in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available through the university for all Washington University students, faculty and staff and their family members ages 16 and older. Click here to preregister to receive the vaccine.
See the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for more information.
Yes. Since we do not know yet whether the vaccine prevents infection or only eliminates or reduces symptoms, everyone who has been vaccinated still must follow all public health requirements. This includes masking, physical distancing, self-screening for symptoms, practicing personal hygiene, and for undergraduate students, participating in regular surveillance testing. See the COVID-19 testing page for more information.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions about your health, please call the numbers below for guidance and to learn about convenient options for testing.
Habif Health and Wellness Center
COVID Call Center
COVID Call Center
COVID-19 Info Line
Out of Area:
School of Medicine
Visit the central COVID-19 resource for WashU Med faculty, students, trainees and staff.
St. Louis Community Updates
WashU joins the St. Louis community as we fight the COVID-19 virus to reduce its impact on the region. Read more on the Government & Community Relations website.