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COVID-19 Vaccination

Our Vaccination Requirement

Northwestern requires COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff and students who have a presence on campus.

Limited exceptions are available. You must submit proof of your vaccination or request an exception in order register for classes or continue to work at Northwestern.

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Vaccine Boosters

The University encourages booster shots.

Northwestern currently does not require a booster dose to be compliant with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. We strongly recommend boosters for those who medically are able to obtain them. While boosters don’t necessarily prevent individuals from contracting COVID-19 or transmitting it to others, they are important individual tools for minimizing severe illness.

Learn more about Booster Availability and Guidelines.

Report Your Vaccination

COVID-19 VACCINATION DISCLOSURe Form For students, faculty and staff

Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure form to report your vaccination or request an exception. Students, faculty and staff members vaccinated through a Northwestern vaccination event already have their record on file and do not need to submit a disclosure form.

  • Students who seek an exception to the University’s vaccination requirement due to a personal health condition, a sincerely held religious belief or lack of access to an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine must submit a formal requestat least two weeks prior to course registration.
  • Any faculty or staff member who seeks an exception to the University’s vaccination requirement due to a personal health condition, a sincerely held religious belief or a lack of access to an FDA/WHO-authorized vaccine must submit a formal request as soon as possible upon hire.
  • If a student also works at Northwestern, they do not need to submit multiple COVID-19 Vaccination Forms.
  • Students, faculty and staff may also include their booster information and documentation.

Ways to Get Vaccinated

Do you need a vaccination appointment? Northwestern can help.

person getting vaccinated

Students, faculty and staff should take advantage of the free walk-up appointments offered by pharmacies such as WalgreensCVS and Jewel-Osco. If a faculty or staff member is a patient of Northwestern Medicine, NM is offering free COVID-19 appointments. If you still need assistance making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact the vaccine support team by emailing vaccine@northwestern.edu