All enrolled students fall 2022 are required to have a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and first booster prior to the start of the semester.

Find a vaccination site near you at: vaccines.gov

For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit the CDC website.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs


A COVID-19 vaccine primary series and first booster are required for Fall 2022.   

Find a vaccination site near you at: vaccines.gov

For more information about the COVID-19 booster, visit the CDC website.

Pfizer: At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Moderna: At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

J and J: At least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

All other non U.S./WHO approved COVID vaccines: You are required to have a Pfizer only booster dose at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

For a mild to moderate case, you can receive the booster as soon as your symptoms resolve, and you meet criteria to end isolation which is usually by day 10.

The exception is if you received monoclonal antibodies during your infection, in which case you would need to wait 90 days before you can receive the booster.

If you require a temporary medical exemption for the reason above, send a message to "Immunization Compliance" from the Student Health Portal.

Medical Exemptions

If you have already received an approved medical exemption from Student Health Services, you do not need to do anything further. If you need to apply for a medical exemption, please submit a medical exemption to the student patient portal.

Religious Exemptions

To apply for a vaccination exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download and print the Exemption Request Form.
  2. Complete all sections of the Exemption Request Form. Include any requested explanations, supporting documentation, or required signatures.
  3. Submit the exemption request form to your Return To Campus portal.
Exemption requests will be reviewed in alignment with other exemption processes across Emory, to either approve/deny exemptions. You will receive notification of the decision via email in a timely manner.

To ensure documentation and appropriate tracking for compliance, please upload your documents as directed below.

Please access your Student Patient Portal. At the top of the home page, click the COVID-19 Vaccination link. Enter the date of your specific COVID-19 vaccine, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to upload your documentation and click SUBMIT.

For Oxford students, please access your Oxford College Patient Portal. From the top navigation bar, click “Document Upload.”  Browse to select your documentation and hit “Save”. For graduating Oxford students, please upload your COVID-19 vaccine documentation into the Atlanta Student Patient Portal

Students who completed or partially completed a COVID-19 vaccine series with a vaccine that is not authorized by FDA or not authorized for emergency use by WHO will be offered an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series.  The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.

Yes, Emory is committed to providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations for all students who do not have access to vaccines prior to arrival. If you are not able to receive the required vaccines prior to arrival in the fall, send a message to "Immunization Compliance" in the Student Patient Portal.

Specific to the fall semester, the Student Health Services webpage will be updated in the future with fall vaccine distribution details. 

The following vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organization and the FDA. 

AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD

Pfizer- Full FDA approval on 8/23/2021

Moderna

Janssen/Johnson and Johnson

Sinopharm Vero Cell BIBP

Sinovac-CoronaVac

Students who are fully remote and not accessing campus DO need to submit documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine.

Please check your immunization compliance status (on the left side of the home page listed last) on the Student Patient Portal 5-7 business days after you have uploaded your documents. If you have any questions or concerns send a message in the portal to “Immunization Compliance” or send an email to immunizations-shs@emory.edu.

At this time, we are providing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This will be subject to change and will be updated on the Student Patient Portal.

If you are fully vaccinated, you will not have to quarantine.

You will need to test 5 days after your last exposure, wear a mask at all times indoors, monitor for symptoms closely for 14 days, and keep your distance from high-risk individuals. More information is available on the CDC’s website.

For urgent medical concerns and symptoms (after hours or during the weekend for both campuses), call 404-727-7551 and press “0” for further assessment and instructions. Go to the ER or call 911 for severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, facial or mouth swelling, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion.  

For the Atlanta Campus: For any medically related non-urgent questions concerning vaccine administration or side effects, access our immunization nurse via the patient portal and message the “COVID-19 Vaccine Nurse”. 

For the Oxford Campus: During business hours, call Oxford Student Health at 770-784-8376.

For urgent medical concerns and symptoms (after hours or during the weekend for both campuses), call 404-727-7551 and press “0” for further assessment and instructions. Go to the ER or call 911 for severe symptoms of shortness of breath, high fever, facial or mouth swelling, chest pain, dizziness, or confusion.  

For the Atlanta Campus: For any medically related non-urgent questions concerning vaccine administration or side effects, access our immunization nurse via the patient portal and message the “COVID-19 Vaccine Nurse”. 

For the Oxford Campus: During business hours, call Oxford Student Health at 770-784-8376.

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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