Students required to receive COVID-19 vaccine for fall

Washington University students on the Danforth and Medical campuses must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they arrive on campus for the start of their fall academic term or August 30, whichever comes first. This new requirement, communicated to students in an email Wednesday, is part of an overall strategy to keep our community safe and allow us to resume many of our regular, on-campus activities this fall.

The university will allow exemptions for students who are unable to receive the vaccine for religious or medical reasons. Students who cannot get the vaccine prior to arrival will receive assistance with identifying opportunities to get the vaccine locally, including at the School of Medicine and BJC. More information will be provided to students in the coming weeks.