COVID Vaccine Information

COVID vaccination is required for all students.

Students who fail to meet applicable deadlines will be prohibited from accessing university facilities and participating in university activities and programs. Students will be administratively withdrawn from their courses and will not be permitted to register for classes. Students who have been assigned to Residential Life Housing will have their housing contract terminated. 

All Danforth Students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they arrive on campus for the start of their Spring academic term.  The deadline to submit documentation of vaccination or apply for a medical or religious exemption is January 10, 2022. 

To be fully vaccinated by January 10, you must receive your final dose of vaccine no later than December 27.

We are following  CDC or WHO guidance and accept vaccination with either an FDA or WHO EUA or fully approved vaccine. As of June 1, the following vaccines currently meet this requirement:

  • Moderna-2 doses
  • Pfizer-2 doses
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen-1 dose
  • AstraZeneca (AZD1222) (ChAdOx1-S)-2 doses
    • SKBio /Republic of Korea)
    • Serum Institute of India (COVIDSHIELD)
    • AB/Sweden (VAXZEVRIA)
  • Vero Cell (inactivated) made by Sinopharm,  Beijing (BIBP)-2 doses
  • Vero Cell (inactivated) made by Sinovac Life Sciences Co, Ltd.-2 doses
  • Additional vaccinations may be approved as more information about vaccines and virus variants becomes available. . This list will be updated accordingly.
  • For international students who cannot get vaccinated prior to arrival with an approved vaccine, please contact us at Habif Health and Wellness Center or 314-935-6666.

Additional vaccine availability can be found online:

Once you have been fully vaccinated, we ask that you upload an image of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in your student health portal. Please upload your documentation by visiting the Habif Health and Wellness Center website   and clicking on the link for “Log in to the student portal.”

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your health and receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please contact Habif Health and Wellness Center or call 314-935-6666. (during business hours).

The University is strongly encouraging any student who is eligible to obtain a booster and upload an image of this vaccination record card into your student health portal. The CDC has updated guidance on who is eligible to receive a booster. Please note that due to the updated CDC and St. Louis County Department of Health guidelines, students who are eligible for, but have not yet obtained, this booster will be subject to CDC Quarantine and Isolation requirements.

If you have additional questions please see the WashU COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page.