Vaccines are recognized and celebrated as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, preventing countless deaths and infections. Student Health and Wellness is excited about the federal approval and distribution of numerous safe and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines. Within the state of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is in charge of vaccine strategy and rollout. Locally, the Blue Ridge Health District is coordinating VDH-led vaccination efforts. We encourage students to learn more about the vaccine and vaccine rollout by visiting the VDH and CDC websites.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: All students who live, learn, or work in person at the University during the next academic year must be fully vaccinated before returning to Grounds, starting July 1. Students must upload proof of vaccination to the HealthyHoos Patient Portal no later than Thursday, July 1, 2021. To upload proof of your vaccination, login to the HealthyHoos patient portal, click "Upload," and select "COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Information."