Submit Vaccination and Booster Documentation
Please upload your documentation to the medical portal to ensure you have access to campus.
GW requires students, faculty, and staff in GW-owned or -operated facilities 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.
The GW Medical Faculty Associates’ Vaccine Center offers free vaccine and booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may also schedule an appointment online. If you have questions, please email [email protected].
If you are making an appointment for a booster dose, all appointments scheduled online appear as "First Dose" on the scheduling page and then are adjusted in the clinic.
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 (such as CVS) and doctors offices also offer the COVID-19 booster.
Members of the GW community must upload their COVID-19 vaccination 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. Once verified, fully vaccinated individuals may also be exempt from travel quarantines.
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 Colonial Health Center (students) or Occupational Health (faculty and staff) will review your vaccination 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.
The George Washington University will require a COVID-19 vaccination booster dose for all eligible students, faculty and staff in university-owned or -operated facilities by January 10, 2022.
The booster requirement aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation and is part of our ongoing efforts to keep the GW community healthy and safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If you currently have a medical or religious exemption to GW’s vaccine requirement, the booster mandate does not apply to you. However, you must continue to follow required campus health protocols. Frequently Asked Questions about GW's booster mandate are available.
We will grant limited exemptions, such as for medical or religious reasons.
GW community members can gain access to campus spaces by uploading proof of vaccination, getting a return to campus test and following a regular monthly testing protocol. The limited number of students, faculty and staff who have been granted vaccine exemptions will need also need a return to campus test and will need to adhere to a weekly testing protocol.
To access campus spaces, students, faculty and staff need to follow a series of steps detailed here.
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.