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What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information

All WVU students, faculty and staff age 18 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Important information

Overview

  • All WVU students and employees based in Morgantown who are aged 18 or older and completed a WVU questionnaire expressing interest in receiving a vaccine will receive an email to register and schedule an appointment at the Student Recreation Center via the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
  • WVU will not require the vaccine for students or employees at this time; however, the University strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • 10 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. Those administering vaccines can also answer any questions you may have during your appointment.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals should continue to follow all safety guidance and are required to participate in WVU's COVID-19 testing when requested.
  • Doses administered are reported weekly on the COVID dashboard.
  • Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

  1. Once you’re vaccinated, you don’t need to quarantine if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19 (unless you have symptoms).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. You can visit the gym, workout around others and feel safer to do so. With that in mind, it may allow the University to reopen the Student Rec Center sooner.
  7. If you do get COVID-19, we know vaccinations help keep you out of the hospital.
  8. The faster we get vaccinated, the faster we can all lose those masks.
  9. These vaccines are proven to be safe and effective; the science that helped create the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines has been around for decades.
  10. 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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Eligibility

  • Vaccines are now available to all WVU employees and students who are 18 or older.
  • This eligibility pertains to students and employees at all WVU campuses, regardless of their state of residency.
  • Vaccinations are administered in West Virginia; students and employees who reside elsewhere must travel to a site in West Virginia to be vaccinated.

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Registration and Scheduling

If you previously completed a WVU vaccine questionnaire:

  • You do not need to complete another interest form.
  • Students and employees based in Morgantown who are 18 and older and have completed a vaccine interest form will receive an email to register and schedule an appointment via the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) for a vaccine clinic at the Student Recreation Center.
    • You will receive an email to your WVU account from VAMS with a link to create your profile and schedule your appointment.
    • How to Create Your VAMS Profile and Schedule Your First Vaccine Appointment (PDF)
    • Schedule promptly. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If appointments initially are not available, check back often. New clinics will be opened as vaccine doses are allocated and currently opened clinics are filled. The University will communicate when additional appointments are made available, so please watch your WVU email for updates.
    • All first and second doses will be given at the Student Recreation Center.
    • Students should communicate with their instructors if the vaccine appointment available to them conflicts with class. Instructors are asked to be flexible and understanding with their students if they are unable to attend class due to their first or second vaccine dose appointment.
  • If you have been vaccinated elsewhere or no longer wish to receive a vaccine through WVU, complete this form so your allocated dose can be provided to someone else.
  • Email questions or concerns to covidvaccine@mail.wvu.edu.

If you have not completed a WVU questionnaire:

  • Complete the WVU interest form at go.wvu.edu/covid-vaccine-survey to be vaccinated through the University.
  • You will be notified via your WVU email address to register and schedule an appointment at the Student Recreation Center using the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). Use the link provided in the email to access VAMS.
    • How to Create Your VAMS Profile and Schedule Your First Vaccine Appointment (PDF)
    • Schedule promptly. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If appointments initially are not available, check back often. New clinics will be opened as vaccine doses are allocated and currently opened clinics are filled. The University will communicate when additional appointments are made available, so please watch your WVU email for updates.
    • All first and second doses will be given at the Student Recreation Center.
    • Students should communicate with their instructors if the vaccine appointment available to them conflicts with class. Instructors are asked to be flexible and understanding with their students if they are unable to attend class due to their first or second vaccine dose appointment.
  • Email questions or concerns to covidvaccine@mail.wvu.edu.

If you were vaccinated March 25 at the Greater Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:

  • Employees and students who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Greater Monongalia County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, March 25, will receive their second dose at that same location.

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