Vaccination is required for all Washington University employees and trainees across the Danforth and Medical Campuses. Vaccines are also available for employees’ and students’ dependents 12 and over and for their spouses and domestic partners.

University announcements

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Proof of full vaccination must be provided by Aug. 30 to ensure compliance with the policy. Students must provide proof of full vaccination by the start of their fall term or by August 30, whichever comes first. Anyone who does not obtain and record their COVID-19 vaccination in ReadySet or receive an approved exemption by Aug. 30 will be suspended without pay for up to 30 days. If proof of vaccination is not provided at the end of the 30-day suspension, faculty, staff and trainees will be subject to further measures including termination.

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  • July 19 and 26 are the last days to receive a first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. You are considered fully vaccinated when you are two weeks out from your final COVID-19 shot. Two-dose vaccines are administered 21 (Pfizer) or 28 (Moderna) days apart. That means in order to meet the deadline, you will need to receive the first dose no later than July 19 (Moderna) or July 26 (Pfizer).

Scheduling vaccine appointments

Vaccines are available free of charge.

Appointments for employees and trainees are available through the university by emailing Your vaccination record will automatically be uploaded to ReadySet, but please verify. You may also get your vaccine through a public vaccination clinic, but you will need to upload proof of vaccination in ReadySet.

Appointments for spouses and dependents are available by registering with BJC HealthCare.

You may also preregister with other health systems and through your local municipalities at a community vaccination clinic, which are available throughout the region.

Urgent need for vaccination clinic volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff the vaccination clinic at the BJC Institute of Health. 

Faculty, staff and student volunteers may register online. Clinical experience and Epic knowledge are not required. Select “IOH (Employee site at Medical School)” in the Preferred Vaccine Clinic Location section of the form. You may also choose to volunteer at a different location.