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Updated: Sept. 24, 2021

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The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be . The vaccines being administered are safe and effective, and you can be vaccinated at any provider at no cost to you.?

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccinations are available to students, personnel and the public .
Note: UW Medicine employees must .

Find pharmacies, clinics and other locations offering vaccines around the state of Washington, including near UW campuses.

Not currently in Washington? details where to get vaccinated in states and territories across the United States. And local health departments can provide information on vaccination options outside the United States.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

All Washington residents age 12 and over are eligible to receive a vaccine, as are residents in all states and territories in the United States. Eligibility outside the United States varies by country, so please check with the relevant health department to learn more.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for anyone 12 years and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for people age 18 and over. Children under 12 are not yet eligible; however, clinical trials are currently underway.

Vaccinations required for students and personnel

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, the University of Washington is requiring all students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with certain exemptions allowed.

  • Students and UW personnel are required to be fully vaccinated or receive an exemption.?UW Medicine clinical personnel should continue to follow UW Medicine policies and procedures. Vaccination is a condition of employment as of Oct. 18, 2021.
  • All students and personnel should get vaccinated as soon as possible, wherever they are currently living. Vaccines authorized by the United States, by the or by other nations will meet this requirement.
  • Vaccinations are available this fall if students and personnel can’t get vaccinated where they currently live.

Hall Health Center is available to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine requirements at? and will seek to reply by the next business day.

These requirements were implemented on the recommendation of the?. The UW already , such as measles and mumps.

“Why I got vaccinated”

Learn from UW community members why they got vaccinated – and why they encourage you to do the same.

“I got the vaccine because I believe in and trust science. I got the vaccine because it gets me a little closer to being in the company of you, my friends, my family, loved ones and ‘every-day people.’ I got the vaccine because I want my community and workplace to be safe and for us all to be present to one another.”

– Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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“I chose to get vaccinated to protect my community and my loved ones. As a daughter of a Filipina nurse, it means so much to me to receive this vaccine and to finally be able to plan a trip home to Southern California to see my mom, aunt and senior pups. Making my appointment and receiving the vaccine was quick, easy and painless. I was in and out in 20 minutes and experienced little to no side effects. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated and protect the UW and global community!”

– Kayla N., UW student

Portrait of Julie Kientz

“I am a strong believer in public health and working together toward a common good. I was very excited to get vaccinated to help support people in my community who cannot get vaccinated. This was especially important to me as children, including my own, are currently too young to get vaccinated and need to be protected by those who can.”

– Julie Kientz, Professor and Chair, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Tyler A.

“I got vaccinated against COVID-19 because I wanted to visit high-risk family and friends, protect our community and end the pandemic. Another easy, painless layer of protection against the virus for myself isn’t bad either! Please get vaccinated when it’s available to you.”

– Tyler A., UW student

Read more stories from UW community members about why they got vaccinated.


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