Submit Vaccination 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, 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 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available to GW students, faculty and staff and their family members at GW's Medical Faculty Associates' West End location (2300 M Street, NW). You do not need to be a District of Columbia resident to receive the vaccine.
We encourage our community members to get the vaccine in the jurisdiction where they live and work as soon as possible. Information on additional vaccine distribution is below.
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 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.
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.
Event: COVID-19 Vaccines 101
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.