Vaccination Documentation Deadline: August 1, 2021
Please upload your documentation to the medical portal before August 1 to avoid campus access issues when the new school year begins.
GW will require 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 will apply to this new requirement:
More detailed information about the new requirement is available in our FAQs.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to GW students, faculty and staff and their family members at GW's University Student Center (800 21st Street, NW, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom). You do not need to be a District of Columbia resident to receive the vaccine.
The vaccine is available to those ages 12 and older. Appointments are not required for either dose of the vaccine distributed at the University Student Center's Grand Ballroom location. Please bring your vaccine card to receive the 2nd dose.
Hours for GW community members:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: the vaccination site is closed on Fridays through July 30; it will be open from 8 a.m. - noon on August 6 and August 13
Non-GW community members can access the site beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The GW Medical Faculty Associates offers the COVID-19 vaccine at its 2300 M St., NW, location. You may schedule an appointment online. The clinic is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
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 exposure and 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. Exemption requests were due on June 7, 2021.
All vaccine exemption requests are due to Occupational Health (faculty and staff) or the Colonial Health Center (students).
If you are receiving the Moderna vaccine, the series should be started by this date. This gives you time to receive two full doses (28 days apart) and allow two weeks following the second dose to be considered fully vaccinated. This timeframe will allow you to submit your documentation by August 1.
If you are receiving the Pfizer vaccine, the series should be started by this date. This gives you time to receive two full doses (21 days apart) and allow two weeks following the second dose to be considered fully vaccinated. This timeframe will allow you to submit your documentation by August 1.
If you are receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you should receive it by this date and allow two weeks to be considered fully vaccinated. This timeframe will allow you to submit your documentation by August 1.
|Vaccine documentation must be submitted to the medical portal.|
If you have not had campus access throughout the pandemic, you may be able to access campus, if:
Please confirm with your supervisor that you have their support to access campus and when it is appropriate to do so.
To confirm that your verification is complete:
You are required to participate in monthly COVID-19 testing (every 30 days) through the GW Public Health Lab, and you will receive an email from the Campus COVID-19 Support Team (CCST) with additional information on testing. Appointments must be made through the medical portal.
Members of the current on-campus cohort may access campus as they normally would.
If you develop symptoms within 48 hours after receiving any dose of the vaccine, do not indicate them on your daily survey. Instead, students should contact the Colonial Health Center at 202-994-5300 and staff and faculty should contact Occupational Health at 202-677-6230 to review their status with a medical provider.
Should symptoms continue or appear more than 48 hours after receiving any dose of the vaccine, indicate them on your daily survey. A medical provider will determine if you require additional testing.
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.