Testing Location Update: COVID-19 Testing is now located at Ryerson Physical Laboratory, Suite 155 – more details.

COVID-19 Vaccination

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the University of Chicago requires students and employees to provide proof that they have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved by the FDA or WHO. You can find vaccination options near you at vaccines.gov. Employees in an N-12 or healthcare/patient-facing environment may be subject to separate requirements and will receive additional communication.

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.

Vaccination Status Confirmation

To meet the vaccination requirement, individuals who are currently eligible for a vaccine, and have not previously uploaded proof of receiving two doses into the my.WellnessPortal, must take one of the following steps:

  • Upload proof of vaccination by logging into the my.WellnessPortal and following these steps If you received your vaccine at UChicago Medicine or UChicago Student Wellness, you still need to upload your vaccine card/record using this system.

  • Unvaccinated individuals no longer need to request an exemption from the vaccine mandate, though they are required to take part in weekly testing if they are coming to a Chicago-area facility for any reason and at any frequency. 
  • People who are working remotely or taking classes remotely still must request an exemption for testing based on their remote status.
    • Students: Complete and submit this remote-only exemption form. Students must re-apply for remote-only exemptions on a quarterly basis. Remote-only means that you will not have access to University facilities in the Chicago area.
    • Employees: Complete and submit this remote-only exemption form. Individuals must re-apply for remote-only exemptions no later than fourteen (14) days before they expire. Remote-only means that you will not have access to University facilities in the Chicago area.

GETTING A COVID-19 VACCINE OR BOOSTER SHOT

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 vaccines.gov. Both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot are available at most neighborhood pharmacies.

More Information

For additional questions related to COVID-19 vaccination requirements at UChicago, vaccine safety and efficacy, and the vaccines that satisfy the University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement, visit the vaccine FAQs.

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

– Page last updated on July 26, 2022