COVID-19 Vaccination

We are grateful that the vast majority of University employees and students have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. We strongly recommend staying up to date on CDC vaccine recommendations, including the guidance that people 12 years and older should receive an updated booster that targets the more recent Omicron subvariants.

Booster shots beyond the initial two vaccine doses will not be a University requirement; however, the University strongly recommends that individuals continue to receive vaccine boosters as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots are available in the U.S. Because booster shots are being widely distributed, the best way to schedule a booster shot often is through neighborhood pharmacies and other local providers, including locations throughout the Chicago region. You can find a nearby vaccine site by visiting Both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot are available at most neighborhood pharmacies.

More Information

Additional information is available on the UChicago Medicine website and through the following links:

– Page last updated on September 29, 2022