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Questions? Contact the Immunization Department at 804-827-8047.
COVID vaccination is no longer required for students, except for those who are currently or periodically in hospital, clinical, or other healthcare settings. Students in these settings should follow the requirements of their placement or work site.
Student Health strongly encourages students to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID. Unvaccinated individuals are significantly more likely to become infected and/or hospitalized due to COVID.
The CDC recommends taking a photo of both sides of your COVID vaccine card as a back-up, in case you lose it. But if it is already lost, here are ways to track down your vaccine record:
At this time, immunization services are available by appointment only.
Free flu shots are now available through Student Health. Appointments are required and may be scheduled via the Web Portal or by phone. Students can also request the flu vaccine during a scheduled medical appointment.
The flu vaccine is effective and does not cause the flu. All students are encouraged to complete the flu vaccine, especially those at high-risk for complications (eg. those with asthma, diabetes, HIV, etc.). The flu vaccine is also an annual requirement for Health Sciences students.
The human papillomavirus or HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV infections can lead to genital warts or certain cancers, including cervical cancer and anal cancer. Protect yourself by completing the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine series (3 shots over 6 months). To find out if you are eligible for free or discounted Gardasil vaccine, call Student Health to schedule an immunization appointment.
If you receive an error message when logging into the Portal, please allow up to 1-3 business days after accepting your offer of admission to log in. Student Health receives your information from Records and Registration, so you will need to be assigned a V# and eID in order to access the Web Portal.
Many error messages are due to improper file format or size. Please ensure your file is in PDF or JPEG format and no more than 5 MB in size.
If you continue to have problems using the Portal, contact Student Health Immunizations at 804-827-8047.
Students who have submitted a copy of their vaccine records to Student Health may view and/or print their records and vaccine titers at their convenience through the Student Health Web Portal. Go to the "My Profile" tab, then choose "Immun. History".
There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. For students requiring the vaccine for travel, the following Richmond locations may still have doses available: