January 2021

Vaccine Documentation

For international travel, you may need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. Every student can get an official vaccine document by printing out their vaccine record from the portal (go to the home page, click “immunization status” on the left bar and click print in the right upper corner). Per CDC guidelines this Student Health immunization record and the CDC Vaccination card meet the criteria as acceptable proof.

Some airlines/countries may be asking for a Smart Health card. Currently, Emory Student Health Services does not have that capability. Per the Smart Health website, they report that some pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens may have the capability. You will need to reach out directly to the pharmacy.

Travel Testing

Student Health Services has limited capacity for travel testing at this time. Depending on your destination, you will need a test within 24-72 hours of departure.

Access limited testing through Emory University Student Health Services, as capacity will allow, by logging on to the Student Patient Portal and sending a new message to the “COVID Vaccine and Travel Nurse.” Fill out the message including the testing request portion of the form and a nurse will respond during the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, to schedule your test. Since there is limited availability at this time, please utilize the following community resources.

The following offices have same-day testing PCR options available.

The following have same-day antigen testing available and/or PCR tests within 24-48 hours

Documentation of a Positive Test Within 90 Days

If you have a history of a positive test within 90 days of travel through Student Health or you have uploaded an outside result into the portal and had a COVID assessment with a provider during your illness, send a message to the “COVID Assessment Provider” in the patient portal for further assistance. 

If you tested positive for COVID outside of Emory and/or were followed by an outside provider, please contact that office or your state health department for documentation of your illness.

For further COVID-19 testing assistance, send a message once again to the COVID travel and vaccine nurse.

For further COVID-19 vaccine documentation assistance, send a message to immunizations-shs@emory.edu during business hours. 

For Georgia Department of Health travel documentation requests:  https://dph.georgia.gov/international-travel-and-covid-19


It is the responsibility of students to understand testing requirements for any upcoming travel (i.e., type of test, within what period of time, and documentation required). Emory's rapid saliva-based testing program does not meet most international traveling testing criteria.

Know your destination’s entry requirements (type of test, within what period of time, and the documentation required):

The State Department and the CDC offer guidance on testing requirements for international traveling and the Georgia Department of Public Health lists options for scheduling travel-specific tests.

The best resource for domestic travel is the CDC website.

Please review safety guidelines before you travel on the CDC’s website.

Student Health Services

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. International student's spouses, Domestic Partners and unmarried children over 18 years of age are also eligible for primary medical care if they are currently enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.

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