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What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information

Striving for community immunity allows us to continue opening our campuses and resuming pre-pandemic activities.

Important information

Overview

  • The University strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • WVU accepts any vaccine on the list of vaccines that are either authorized or approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration or that are listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
  • If you received one of the COVID-19 vaccines listed in the previous point, you are considered fully vaccinated:
    • 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, or
    • 2 weeks after receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine
  • At this time, WVU students and employees are not required to be vaccinated.
    • Those on the Health Sciences Campus involved in patient care, including residents, fellows and students, are required to follow separate WVU Health System policies, including those related to COVID-19, such as masks, PPE and vaccinations.
    • Federal employees must comply with President Biden's executive order on vaccination policies for federal contractors.
  • Vaccinated students and employees — including those who had received the vaccine from a WVU or WVU Medicine vaccine clinic — must verify their vaccine status by entering their information into the Vaccine Verification System.
  • Individuals who have questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine are encouraged to speak with their primary care physician or a representative from WVU Medicine Student Health.
  • Mask requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

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Current Vaccination Rates

  • 92.41%
    Faculty/Staff
  • 82.15%
    Students

Our best defense against COVID-19 is for everyone to get vaccinated. We are encouraged by the steadily increasing vaccination rates among our students, faculty and staff with our current approach. We continue to monitor conditions and strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated and wear masks where required.

Vaccination rates are updated Wednesdays by 2 p.m.

Want these rates to increase? Tell us that you're vaccinated. If you're not vaccinated, get vaccinated.

Last updated on December 1, 2021. NOTE: Percentages may fluctuate based on student enrollment, new and returning faculty/staff related to hiring and contracts.

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Find Vaccines

Weekly Campus Vaccination Clinics

In partnership with the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU is hosting weekly vaccination clinics on campus each Wednesday throughout the coming weeks:

  • Clinics will be offered in the Student Recreation Center's lower gym.
  • Pfizer and Moderna first and second doses and booster shots will be available, including Pfizer vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 years old. View CDC booster shot recommendations.
  • Appointments are required.
  • Upcoming clinics will be posted at book.novelhealth.ai/MCHDC as they become available. Faculty and staff should monitor the site for the latest updates. Download instructions for booking an appointment.
  • Appointment times are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Attendees should bring their CDC vaccination card if they are receiving a second dose or a booster shot.

WVU Medicine Student Health

  • WVU Medicine Student Health has the Pfizer vaccine available at their clinic in the Health and Education Building on Evansdale.
  • Walk-in appointments are offered during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Monongalia County Health Department

  • Free vaccinations are offered by appointment on most days at the health department's facility at 453 Van Voorhis Rd.
  • Call 304-598-5119 to schedule an appointment.

Other Vaccination Opportunities

Those who have yet to be vaccinated, but would like to be, can find available vaccination appointments at vaccines.gov. Vaccines continue to be readily available across the country.

Remember to verify your vaccination with the University after you become fully vaccinated.

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Checklist

Federal Employee Requirements

Through contractual obligations with the federal government, WVU and WVU Research Corp. must comply with President Biden's executive order mandating implementation of several COVID-19 safety protocols for federal contractors.

By Jan. 4, 2022, all personnel working on certain government contracts must be have:

  • Received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • Completed the process granting them a medical or religious exemption consistent with West Virginia state law.

The Division of Talent and Culture will email additional information and instructions to faculty, staff and students identified as subject to the federal mandate. These individuals will need to verify their vaccination status with WVU through a portal specific to federal contractors.

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Popular Questions

Questions or Concerns?

We understand you may be hesitant to take a vaccine. If you have concerns, please speak to a health care provider to learn more.

You may contact WVU Medicine Student Health at 304-285-7200 or reach out to your primary care physician.

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Reasons to Get Vaccinated

  • You will help the WVU community safely continue campus activities this fall.
  • You are not required to undergo random sample testing for fall 2021.
  • You’ll be better protected on mass transportation like planes and trains.
  • Campus events have resumed at 100% capacity. If you’re vaccinated, you can attend more in-person events without fear of contracting COVID-19.
  • You can visit the gym, workout around others and feel safer to do so.
  • If you do get COVID-19, we know vaccinations help keep you out of the hospital.
  • The faster we get vaccinated, the faster we can all lose those masks in all settings.
  • These vaccines are proven to be safe and effective; the science that helped create the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines has been around for decades.
  • You will join a list of people that grows by the millions each day who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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