WashU Med strongly encourages all faculty, staff and students to get a booster ASAP, and to have your families get it, too. Boosters reduce the risk of severe illness, help protect against COVID-19 variants, including omicron, and prevent the need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19.

When to get your booster

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends boosters for adults age 18 and older on the following schedule

  • Five months after the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
  • Six months after the second dose of the Moderna vaccine
  • Two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Schedule your booster

If you receive a vaccine booster outside of Washington University/BJC HealthCare, please submit documentation in ReadySet.

To get your booster on the Medical Campus

WashU Med faculty, staff, fellows and postdocs can schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster at the Occupational Health office by emailing occupationalhealth@wustl.edu or calling 314-362-3528. To receive the booster at a BJC HealthCare public clinic, please schedule an appointment online. You may also visit the CDC website for more vaccination locations.

Individuals are not required to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination at the same location that they received their first series of the vaccine, and adults can also receive a booster dose from a different manufacturer than the vaccine they previously received.

To get your booster on the Danforth Campus

Occupational Health is hosting several clinics to provide the Pfizer/BioNTech booster on the Danforth Campus for all WashU faculty, staff and trainees. Clinics will be held Jan. 31, Feb. 1–4 and Feb. 7–11 from 8:15 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Danforth Athletic Complex lobby. You are required to make an appointment online. Please park in the Snow Garage (PDF) on levels 3 and 4; parking validation is provided. Make sure to complete your on-campus health screening, wear a mask and bring your employee ID.

Other booster sources

To find other locations, or a Moderna vaccine site, visit vaccinatestl.org, or vaccines.gov. You can also text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations.

If you are exempt

Individuals who have already been approved for a COVID-19 vaccine exemption are not expected to receive a booster or request an additional exemption.