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COVID Vaccine Requirement

Lost Your Vaccine Card?

Immunization Services During COVID-19

Free Flu Vaccine

Gardasil (HPV) Vaccines

Web Portal Error Message

Need a Copy of Your Vaccine Record?

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage 

Questions?  Contact the Immunization Department at 804-827-8047.

COVID Vaccines

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.

  • Students can schedule free COVID vaccine appointments at both campus clinics through the Web Portal.
  • To search for vaccine availability off-campus, visit www.vaccines.gov.
  • Though not required, students are encouraged to upload vaccine documentation to the Web Portal as part of their health history.  Information regarding vaccination status is particularly helpful in the event that a student is identified as a contact to COVID.
  • For more information, visit One VCU's Covid Vaccine FAQs page for students.
  • Student Health shares records of student compliance with COVID vaccination requirements, including records of vaccination or of medical or religious exemptions, with university administration for the purpose of managing health and safety protocols.  Any record of the provision of health services, however, remains confidential in a student's health record at Student Health, consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
What If I've Lost My Vaccine Card?

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:

  • Contact your vaccination provider directly.
  • Look up your COVID-19 vaccination record at www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or through your state health department’s immunization information system.
  • If you enrolled in v-safe or VaxText, you can access your vaccination information through those tools.  V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after COVID-19 vaccination.
  • If you are still having difficulty, contact 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-823-4628).
Immunization Services During COVID-19

At this time, immunization services are available by appointment only.  

  • COVID vaccine and flu vaccine appointments can be scheduled online through our Web Portal
  • For all other vaccines, please call MCV at 804-828-9220 and Monroe Park at 804-827-8047 to schedule an appointment.
Free Flu Vaccines

Free flu shots are now available through Student HealthAppointments 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.

Gardasil (HPV) Vaccines

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.

Accessing the Web Portal

Students are encouraged to use the Student Health Web Portal to submit vaccine records.

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.

Need A Copy of Your Immunization Record?

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".

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

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:

  • Publix Pharmacy at Nuckols Place (5400 Wyndham Forest Dr): Call 804-591-4350 for an appointment.
  • Henrico Doctor's Hospital Travel Clinic (7700 E. Parham Rd): Call 804-747-5627 for an appointment.