BJC Healthcare is now distributing COVID-19 vaccines to employees of BJC and Washington University School of Medicine and to the public.
Public pre-registration is now available with BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians.
Pediatric vaccine trials
Washington University pediatric infectious diseases doctors plan to launch clinical
trials to evaluate COVID-19 vaccines in children. An online registry is available.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available to all BJC and School of Medicine employees, including those who work from home. While the vaccine is not required, employees are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine. Talk to your provider if you have questions regarding your personal health situation.
Vaccination volunteers needed
Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed at vaccination sites. Volunteers can sign up for shifts at the Medical Campus, Christian Hospital, Wentzville, Ellisville, Memorial Hospital Belleville, and medical offices in Sullivan, Farmington and Alton. The sign-up page provides more information about dates, times and locations of open shifts.
All vaccinations are by appointment only.
If you have received your first dose of vaccine but have not yet scheduled your
second dose, or would like to schedule your first dose, please contact
Occupational Health at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to schedule.
Both doses are necessary to reach full protection. Employees need not be concerned about availability of their second dose. For every first dose administered, BJC reserves a second dose to administer roughly 21 days later.
Employee vaccination locations
- BJC Institute of Health at Washington University, Planning, Design and Construction offices, second floor.
- Appointments from 6 a.m.–1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you have had COVID-19
Employees who have recovered from COVID-19 should still be vaccinated and can sign up for a vaccine appointment. Please keep in mind:
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you should wait to be vaccinated until you are outside of the isolation period and have recovered, so as not to expose anyone else while you might still be contagious.
- While people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are considered highly unlikely to be reinfected for at least 90 days and can choose to safely delay vaccination, you are eligible to be vaccinated now while the vaccine is easily available to employees.
Share your vaccination story!
Share your vaccination experience on social media with the hashtag #WashUMyBestShot.
Signs for social media are available in Box (sign-in required).
Add a “COVID-19 Vaccinated!” frame to your Facebook profile photo
Washington University “COVID-19 Vaccinated!” Facebook profile photo frames are now available. Visit Facebook and search “WUSTL vaccine” to add the design to your profile.
After you’re vaccinated: Remain vigilant
Please continue to follow safety guidance while at work — even if you and your colleagues have been vaccinated. While the vaccine provides great protection against severe illness, the vaccine’s impact on asymptomatic infection and transmission is not yet fully understood. That means even if you’ve been vaccinated, it may still be possible to have the virus or pass it on to someone who is not yet vaccinated. No vaccine is 100% effective, and it’s not possible to know who among our colleagues is protected.
- Continue to wear masks when you leave your home or when you cannot maintain six feet of space from others
- Remember to practice physical distancing
- Wash hands frequently
- Avoid crowds and stay home unless fulfilling essential needs like work, school, shopping and medical care
As health-care leaders, we must continue to model safe behavior for our patients, families and community. If you are in a large, non-clinical office environment and can maintain more than six feet of distance from colleagues, masks can be removed temporarily but must be replaced when you leave your desk.
Vaccine town halls
The School of Medicine has held three town halls about the COVID-19 vaccines. Recordings of the sessions are now available. The Dec. 9 town hall and Dec. 21 town hall covered efficacy, safety and the Medical Campus vaccination plan. A session for community physicians covered guidance on answering patients’ questions and usage in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.