ON-CAMPUS VACCINE REGISTRATION
Vaccination Requirement Announcement
In a letter to students, faculty and staff on Friday August 27, 2021, University leadership stated:
"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, state leaders this week have granted all Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions greater flexibility to set vaccine policy for their campuses. The University of Utah intends to pursue requiring COVID-19 vaccination for its students. We appreciate this opportunity to collaborate with state leaders as the rates of infection and hospitalization grow throughout Utah.
Our expectation is to share detailed plans on the requirement—and the process for requesting an exemption based on health conditions, religious or personal beliefs—with students early next week . Conversations with state leaders continue about a potential vaccine requirement for faculty and staff. Conversations also continue regarding vaccine requirements for University of Utah Health, including hospitals and clinics employees."
HOW TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE
If you are ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you have three convenient options:
VACCINATION EVENTS AT THE STUDENT UNION: SALTAIR ROOM
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will both be available at these events. While we encourage you to sign up in advance using the below links, we also welcome walk-ins.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will be reminded to bring the following items when you make your appointment as well:
- A facial covering
- A printed or electronic copy of your e-mailed appointment confirmation
- A photo ID
- Your insurance card (if you have insurance)
No. You will not be charged for the vaccine or its administration. Your insurance will be billed if you have insurance. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged.
The check-in and vaccine administration steps will only take a few minutes. Because this is a first in a lifetime vaccine, a common area will be provided where you will be asked to remain for 15-30 minutes following the administration of the vaccine for observation (depending on whether you have experienced previous allergic reactions).
Studies have shown that all of the COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States are both safe and effective at preventing death, severe illness, symptomatic illness, and infection. All vaccines carry some level of risk, which is why the FDA and the CDC require data from vaccine trials and ask that side effects be reported through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. As a result, we know that the risk to your health associated with the vaccine is much lower than the risk associated with contracting COVID-19. Click here for more information.
We encourage making an appointment in advance. However, if you are not able, it is likely that the vaccination team can accommodate you if you walk up during the designated hours.