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Is the university requiring students to get the vaccine?

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.

What about faculty and staff?

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.

How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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.

If I’ve already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to follow public health requirements?

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.

Recent Communications

Pausing vaccine clinic for today

As you may have seen in the news this morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration have recommended a “pause” in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Volunteers needed!

With COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available through the university for all students, faculty, staff and family members ages 18 and over, we are in need of volunteers to help staff the vaccination clinic on the Medical Campus, with a critical need for April 12 and 13 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccine now available for students

We are now ready to begin inviting all students to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the university. If you have preregistered with the university, you will receive an invitation today to make an appointment starting tomorrow through April 13.

See all updates

Important Numbers

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

Faculty and staff

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.