WashU Med encourages all vaccinated adults to receive vaccine booster

At this time, WashU Med does not require vaccine boosters, but recommends that all vaccinated adults receive one, in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Individuals who receive their vaccine booster outside of the Medical Campus should upload their documentation in ReadySet. This documentation can be a picture of the Vaccine Administration Record card or other documentation that includes the individual’s name, type of vaccine and date administered. Documentation for boosters received on the Medical Campus is uploaded in ReadySet by clinic staff.

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 or calling 314-362-3528. To receive the booster at a BJC HealthCare public clinic, please schedule an appointment online. 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 they can also receive a booster dose from a different manufacturer than the vaccine they previously received.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday authorized a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 16- and 17-year-olds for emergency use. The CDC still needs to sign off before the booster shots can be administered.