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COVID-19 Vaccination

Our Vaccination Requirement

Northwestern requires COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff and students who will work or participate in programs on-campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

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 does not currently require booster shots.

Each individual’s circumstances help determine when it is recommended that they receive a booster vaccine. Northwestern has partnered with Northwestern Medicine and the City of Evanston’s Public Health team to help provide University community members with a Pfizer vaccine option.

Learn more about Booster Availability and Guidelines.

Report Your Vaccination

Complete the appropriate 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.

Ways to Get Vaccinated

Do you need a vaccination appointment? Northwestern can help.

person getting vaccinated

Students who need to get vaccinated are encouraged schedule a vaccination appointment with Northwestern University Health Services (NUHS).

Faculty and staff should advantage of the free walk-up appointments offered by pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS 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

For more information about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, see the Vaccination Resources page.