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Vaccine Common Questions

These questions supplement What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information, where you can find more information.

Questions will be added and updated as more information becomes available. Vaccine FAQs are also available from WVU Medicine and the State of West Virginia. If you can't find the answer to your question, please email covidvaccine@mail.wvu.edu.

Do I have to be tested if I've been vaccinated for COVID-19?

Students and employees who are fully vaccinated and have verified their vaccination with the University will not be required to be tested for COVID-19 this fall.

Do I have to wear a mask if I've been vaccinated for COVID-19?

Vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask on WVU campuses, except on University transportation.

Unvaccinated people are expected to wear a mask indoors, on University transportation and outdoors when around other people.

See Mask Requirements for more information.

How long will the COVID-19 vaccine keep me immune?

The length of immunity following vaccination is not yet known for COVID-19. Given the novel nature of this virus and vaccine development, long-term data is not yet available to guide future vaccine and virus protocols. Review WVU Medicine’s FAQs for more information.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for employees?

At this time, WVU is not requiring vaccination, but it is strongly recommended. As the Emergency Use Authorizations are lifted by the Food and Drug Administration, the University may consider requiring COVID-19 vaccines for those who are not medically exempted. Reasons to Get Vaccinated

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for students?

At this time, WVU is not requiring vaccination, but it is strongly recommended. As the Emergency Use Authorizations are lifted by the Food and Drug Administration, the University may consider requiring COVID-19 vaccines for those who are not medically exempted. Reasons to Get Vaccinated

Is there a cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, the vaccine is free and provided by the state of West Virginia.

What information is available about vaccines?

All information related to the COVID-19 vaccine is available on What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information.