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What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information

Our best defense against COVID-19 is for everyone to get vaccinated. Striving for community immunity allows us to begin to open our campuses and resume activities and events.

Important information


  • WVU plans to resume pre-pandemic campus programming this fall based on the percentage of the vaccinated students and employees.
    • Already vaccinated? Let the University know by Aug. 1 by entering your information in the Vaccine Verification System, available through Star Rez (WVU’s housing portal) at View full instructions (PDF).
  • At this time, students and employees are not required to be vaccinated; however, the University strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. Reasons to Get Vaccinated
  • If you have questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, speak with your primary care physician or a representative from WVU Medicine Student Health.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals should continue to follow all safety guidance.

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Find Vaccines

The University will continue to partner with the state to offer COVID-19 vaccines on campus throughout the summer. Vaccine availability can also found by visiting regardless of where you choose to spend your summer.

Next WVU Clinic

  • Friday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Student Rec Center in the upper gym
  • No registration required. Anyone interested in receiving a Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may walk in on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Both first and second doses will be offered for Pfizer and Moderna.
    • Those who received a Pfizer first dose on April 20 will not be permitted to receive their second dose on May 7 as it is before the 21-day required waiting period.

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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 resume pre-pandemic activities this fall.
  • You will not be required to undergo campus re-entry testing or surveillance testing for fall 2021.
  • You don’t need to quarantine if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19 (unless you have symptoms).
  • Travel becomes much easier. You can visit areas outside West Virginia without having to quarantine for five days upon your return. As you think about traveling for vacations, you’ll also be better protected on mass transportation like planes and trains.
  • You can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask and keeping your distance. That means you can see your friends — safely — who are already vaccinated.
  • You can safely hug your fully vaccinated family members without fear of spreading the virus. When you’re around them after being fully vaccinated, data is beginning to show that vaccines may protect you from passing the virus to others.
  • You can attend more in-person events without fear of contracting COVID-19. As more and more individuals are vaccinated, you’ll start to see the return of concerts, fuller arenas and stadiums and many other events that we’ve not experienced for the past year.
  • 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.
  • 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 in the country who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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