Vaccine Information

ON-CAMPUS VACCINE REGISTRATION

Vaccination Requirement

Students who attend the University of Utah are required to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). With the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the university is also requiring COVID-19 vaccination. More information here.

HOW TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE

If you are ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you have three convenient options:

  • Attend one of the regularly-scheduled vaccine events at the Student Union on Campus (see below)
  • For U of U students - You can schedule an appointment with Student Health here.
  • Visit Vaccines.gov

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.

  • 02 Dec 2021 – 2pm-6pm – Sign up here
  • 09 Dec 2021 – 2pm-6pm – Sign up here
  • 16 Dec 2021 – ** This day's clinic will be in the Union West Ballroom ** 2pm-6pm – Sign up here

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).

The Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses 21 days apart, and the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses 28 days apart.

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.

You may not come to the vaccine sites if you are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive within the past 14 days. The Pfizer vaccine is now fully authorized by the FDA for anyone 16 and older and has Emergency Use Authorization status for anyone 12 and older. The Moderna vaccine has Emergency Use Authorization for anyone 18 and older.

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.

The State of Utah has strongly encouraged individuals to received doses at the same locations. Please plan accordingly if you are able. However, if you are not able, call Student Health (801-581-6431) or come to the above Union vaccine events as they will likely be able to accommodate.