Submit Vaccination and Booster Documentation
Please upload your documentation to the medical portal to ensure you have access to campus.
The George Washington University requires students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot, unless they receive an approved exemption.
The following guidance applies to this new requirement:
More detailed information about this requirement is available in our FAQs.
GW requires all members of our community to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster shot, or have an exemption on file. To be fully vaccinated means completing your first booster five months after two doses of Pfizer or Moderna and two months after one dose of Johnson & Johnson. Students are not required to complete the second booster that is currently recommended for individuals over 50 or who are immunosuppressed.
All new, incoming undergraduate students (first-years and transfers) must upload their vaccine documentation by July 1. If you are not in compliance with GW’s vaccine and booster requirement by July 1, you will not be able to move into your residence halls and will not be able to register for fall classes on your designated registration day.
All new, incoming graduate, law and medical students must upload their COVID-19 vaccination documentation and have it verified before they are able to register for fall classes based on their program’s registration schedule.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine and booster near you, visit VaccineFinder.org.
In Virginia, GW Nursing is partnering with My Dr's Pharmacy to administer COVID-19 boosters; appointments are required.
Many local health departments, retail pharmacies and doctors offices also offer the COVID-19 booster.
Members of the GW community must upload their COVID-19 vaccination and booster records to the medical portal for verification by a medical provider. If you only have partially completed a two-dose vaccine series, please upload the documentation you currently have so that your partial compliance can be noted.
If you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should still continue following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others.
Instructions to Upload COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Documentation:
The Student Health Center (students) or Occupational Health (faculty and staff) will review your vaccination or booster record and add it to your medical record. This is a manual process and may take up to a week for your record to be updated.
If you have issues uploading your booster documentation, you may send it in an attachment to Student Health Center (students) at [email protected] or Occupational Health (faculty and staff) at [email protected].
We will grant limited exemptions, such as for medical or religious reasons.
GW experts from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the School of Nursing discussed the COVID-19 vaccine during a live event on March 2, 2021. A recording of the event is available.
The university served as a clinical trial site for the mRNA vaccine developed by NIH and Moderna, Inc., helping ensure the vaccine was safe and effective for a diverse population.
GW will be a clinical trial site for Sanofi and GSK’s adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
For more information about GW's vaccine research, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials at GW website.