IMMUNIZATIONS

NOTICE: The Immunization Office is available by phone and email, or call 703-993-2135 to schedule an in-person appointment. The Immunization Office is diligently processing immunization records. Please note, record status updates may take longer due to the high volume of submissions. Students can check their record status in the online Patient Portal.

Immunization Announcement – COVID Vaccination Requirement

All George Mason University students were required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by August 1, 2021. Upload your COVID vaccination documentation to the Health Services Patient Portal. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page for frequently asked questions and requirement details. Read Mason’s Policy #1416.

 9/7/2021

Immunization Record Deadline

Summer/Fall 2021: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Spring 2021: Monday, January 4, 2021

Requirements

All Mason students must submit COVID vaccination documentation by the deadline.

All newly admitted students or newly re-admitted students must submit the Mason Immunization Record Form and any supporting immunization documents by close of business on the deadline.

Newly admitted or newly re-admitted students must fill out Parts 1-3 (part 2 if applicable) of the Mason Immunization Record Form.  A healthcare professional must transcribe the other parts of the Mason Immunization Record Form. Students born after December 31, 1956, must provide documented proof that they have been immunized against certain communicable diseases. Accepted proof of immunization must be submitted for Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis, Meningococcal, and Tuberculosis.

Immunization requirements are mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and George Mason University policy #6004 and policy #1416. Student Health Services is responsible for collecting and maintaining students’ immunization records.

A late fee will be charged and a hold will be placed on the student’s Patriot Web account if immunization records or documentation are incomplete.

Contact the Immunization Office

phone
703-993-2135
email
immunize@gmu.edu
room
SUB 1, Room 2347 & 2349

Call to schedule an in-person appointment.

business
4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030 (Mail)
schedule
Hours

SaturdayClosed

Steps to Submit Immunization Records

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Download Immunization Record Form

All newly admitted or newly re-admitted students are required to submit the Mason Immunization Record Form by the deadline.  Students must complete Parts 1 – 3. A healthcare professional must fill out (transcribe) the remaining sections for students born after December 31, 1956. If indicated, Part 4 must also be filled out by a healthcare professional, regardless of student date of birth.  All Mason students must submit COVID vaccination documentation; upload it to the Patient Portal.

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Gather Records

Collect your immunization records. You may already meet some requirements, as you receive some vaccinations (shots) in childhood.

You may find records by contacting your parent/guardian, the healthcare providers who gave the vaccinations (such as a pediatrician, primary care provider or health department), military service branch, a previous U.S. high school or 4-year university, or state immunization information system.

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Visit a Healthcare Professional

A visit to a healthcare professional is for the healthcare professional to review your records, make sure you meet requirements, and transcribe (fill out & sign) the Mason Immunization Record Form. A primary healthcare provider or Student Health Services can provide this service. Contact your healthcare provider about transcription service or meeting vaccination requirements. Visit our transcription service webpage for details about this service with SHS.

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Submit Completed Forms

Students are responsible for ensuring records are received by the deadline and are complete. We recommend submitting your form early. No faxed or emailed records will be accepted. Print clearly and legibly on all forms. You can submit the Immunization Record Form and supporting documentation by:

  1. Upload to the online patient portal (preferred method).
  2. Mail to “Immunization Office, 4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA, 22030”.
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Check Record Status in Patient Portal

Log into the Patient Portal to check the status of your submitted form and records.  Select ‘Messages’ from the navigation menu to read the status message. The status will be updated after documentation is submitted – usually within 48 business hours, however, it may take longer depending on the volume of submissions.

The message subject line will be “Complete” or “Incomplete.” If the status is complete, you are done. If the status is incomplete, the message will explain what requirement is missing or needs to be updated. After you submit the required documentation, check the portal again for your updated record status.

Required Immunizations

Proof of vaccination or immunity (through blood work) must be supported by documentation. A healthcare professional will complete and sign the Immunization Record Form based on historical documentation or administration of shots. Copies of any lab reports for titers must be submitted with the Immunization Record Form. If needed, you would also submit documentation for TB testing, chest x-rays and/or medical treatment.

Select each immunization below to review requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions from newly admitted or re-admitted students about required immunizations, submitting the Immunization Record Form or supporting documentation. View COVID Vaccination Requirement FAQ for more information about the requirement.

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Immunizations Questions

A titer is a laboratory test that measures the presence and amount of antibodies in blood. A titer may be used to prove immunity to disease. A blood sample is taken and tested.

If the test is positive (above a particular known value) the individual has immunity. If the test is negative (no immunity) or equivocal (not enough immunity) you need to be vaccinated.

A Titer Lab Report is generated by the lab that tested the blood sample. The Titer Lab Report must include the test type, exact values, signature, and date.

Transcription means that a healthcare professional will review your immunization records, verify information, and fill out the needed information for the Mason Immunization Record Form. The Immunization Record Form is not considered transcribed if “see attached” is written in the sections the healthcare professional must complete.

Students can have Student Health Services provide transcription service for a fee.

  • For transcription service, fill out Parts 1 – 3 (if applicable, part 2) of the Mason Immunization Record Form.
  • Upload the form, your shot records and immunization documents through the Patient Portal.
  • Email immunize@gmu.edu to request transcription service.

No, students cannot only submit shot/vaccination records.

The Mason Immunization Record Form must be transcribed (filled out and signed) by a healthcare professional.   This can be your healthcare provider or Student Health Services.

For transcription service with Student Health, fill out Parts 1 – 3 (if applicable, part 2) of the Mason Immunization Record Form. Upload shot records and immunization documents through the Patient Portal. Email the Immunization Office to request transcription service.

The Immunization Record Form and any supporting documentation must be received and completed by the appropriate deadlines.

Students with their Immunization Record Form transcribed and signed by a healthcare professional, may submit the partial form as long as the majority of the required information is complete.

The student must also submit the missing proof of vaccination for the remaining requirement(s).  Students do not need to resubmit the entire immunization record form again.

Student Health Services recognizes the stress that coronavirus (COVID-19) has placed on our students and healthcare system. We understand this is an evolving situation. If you are missing documentation or vaccinations, please contact the Immunization Office with questions or concerns about meeting requirements. Visit our transcription webpage for information about that service.

{FAQ updated April 2020}

Log Into Portal

Visit: https://gmu.medicatconnect.com. You will be directed to the log in page. Select “I have a Mason email” to log in.  You need your George Mason University Net ID (user ID) and patriot password. Complete 2-factor authentication.

You may need to set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) to log into the Patient Portal. If you have not already set up 2FA, visit the Mason ITS website for instructions.

To Upload Documents:

Instructions for uploading documents to the patient portal with imagesStep 1: Take a picture or scan and save your documents individually. This is completed outside of the patient portal using your computer, scanner software or smart phone. If you are uploading multiple documents, you will need to save each document as a separate file.

  • Images must be .png, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif. Documents must be .txt or .pdf.
  • Files must be smaller than 4 MB. Scan in black and white, or at a setting of 150 DPI to get a smaller file.
  • Do not include any special characters in the file name.

Step 2: Select “Upload” from the portal navigation menu. Choose the document you are uploading in the “Choose document you are uploading” drop down menu on the page.

Step 3: Click on “Select File,” and locate the file on your computer or smart phone.

Step 4: Click on the Upload button. The document will be listed below, as a confirmation that the document was added to the queue. If you made a mistake you may delete the file by clicking on the “X” at the end of the document name which is listed next to the Change box.

All the documents you have chosen to upload will appear below the Documents already on file section as a confirmation they were successfully uploaded. You can log back into the portal within 48 business hours after successful upload to check your record status.

Log into the Patient Portal to check the status of your submitted form and records.  Select the ‘Messages’ tab on the Patient Portal navigation bar to read the message about your record status. The status will be updated after the Immunization Record Form or documentation is submitted – typically within 48 business hours, however, it may take longer based on the volume of submissions.

The message subject line will be “Complete” or “Incomplete”. If the status is complete, you are done. If the status is incomplete, the message will explain what requirement is missing or needs to be updated. After you submit the required documentation, check the portal again for your updated record status.

An email is also sent to the student’s Mason email account. The email will direct you to log into the Patient Portal. Check your junk/spam folder if you do not see a message in your inbox.

Log into the Patient Portal to check the status of your immunization submissions. Select Messages from the portal menu. You will get a secure message notifying you when your records have been received. Due to the high volume of records that are coming in to Student Health Services, this may take several days. 

Please continue to check your portal for status updates. You will receive a secure message after your records are processed.

{Updated 8/2021}

Log into the Patient Portal. There are two ways to check for missing requirements:

  1. Select “Messages” from the navigation menu. You will be notified of missing or incomplete requirements once your records are processed.
  2. Select “Immunizations – “View History” from the navigation menu. A message will state “Overall Status – Verified” once your immunizations are complete. Vaccines will appear in the ‘Item on File’ section.
    • If you have an approved extension, your status will be listed as verified until the extension expires (if applicable).

Students should contact their health insurance provider to check their insurance coverage for immunizations and titers. Student Health Services cannot guarantee coverage, payment or reimbursement by your insurance company.

Students who have purchased the university Student Health Insurance plan have necessary immunizations and/or titers covered at 100% at Student Health Services. Details can be found in your Plan Details and Summary.

George Mason Student Health Services has implemented a secure, online patient portal.  Currently, students can view and enter immunization records, upload documents, enter insurance information, complete appointment forms, access education documents you have received from Student Health, and receive secure messages from your provider. Other features will be made available as we continue with implementation.

How to Access the Patient Portal

Visit: https://gmu.medicatconnect.com. Or, select “Patient Portal” from the Student Health website navigation menu.

Most Mason students and users will select “I have a Mason email” to proceed to the log in.

You will need your George Mason University Net ID (user ID) and patriot password. Complete 2-factor authentication if prompted.

Receiving Secure Messages

You will receive an email via your Mason email informing you that you have a message. You must log into the portal to access the message. The email message will be from: NoReply[at]medicat.com. If you have any questions about the legitimacy of the email, please call 703-993-2831.

Current students can get a copy of their immunization record through the online Student Health Patient Portal.  Select “George Mason University” as your school. Select the “Immunizations” tab in the navigation bar. Student Health recommends that before graduating from Mason, you print a copy of your immunization record to keep for your records.

Students can also fill out and submit the Release of Health Records FROM Mason form to request a copy of their immunization record. Submission options are listed on the form.

There is no fee for students to obtain their immunization record.

Any student who will be meeting and/or living on a George Mason University campus (Fairfax, Arlington, Science and Technology, Loudoun, etc) must submit records.

Yes. All students, part-time and full-time, degree and non-degree students, living on or off campus, must submit immunization records in order to attend classes at George Mason University.

Yes, all Mason students are required to submit their immunization records.

Any newly admitted or re-admitted student who will be meeting and/or living on a George Mason University campus (Fairfax, Arlington, Science and Technology, Loudoun, etc) must submit the Immunization Record Form and any supporting immunization documentation.

If you are taking only online classes but receive an email from the Immunization Office, please contact us.

Students taking only online classes can read the FAQ about the COVID Vaccination Requirement, click here.

Tuberculin (TB) testing is a procedure for diagnosis of Latent TB Infection. This test is performed by either a tuberculin skin test or a blood test (T-Spot or QuantiFeron).

A Quantiferon test (QFT) is acceptable instead of the tuberculin skin test. If you choose the blood test, you should submit a copy of the lab report with your immunization records.

If a tuberculin (TB) skin test is required for you, the test must be less than 3 months old from the first day of classes at Mason. A tuberculin skin test, a quantiferon blood test, or a t-spot test will be accepted to meet the requirement.

If you have documentation of a previous positive TB test, only provide documentation of history and a chest x-ray report. A chest x-ray report must be less than 3 months old from the first day of classes at Mason. Provide documentation of medication if taken.

No. A chest x-ray is only acceptable if you have tested positive for tuberculosis. You must complete a TB skin test or TB blood test less than 3 months from the first day of classes at Mason. The TB testing is required based on the screening questions on the Immunization Record Form.

No. A history of disease is NOT accepted as proof of immunization. It is recommended to have titers drawn to verify sufficient immunity. If immunity is not positive, you will be required to receive MMR vaccinations.

No. You will be unable to register without an up-to-date tetanus and diphtheria booster. The booster must be administered every 10 years. Students receiving their decennial booster must receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), or Td (tetanus/diphtheria) per listed requirements.

You can  receive immunization from a healthcare provider or local health department. You can also schedule an appointment with Student Health Services (703-993-2135) for your immunizations for a fee.

Your healthcare provider must complete and sign the Mason Certificate of Medical Exemption for Immunizations Requirements Form (PDF). Medical diagnosis must be included. Upload it to the patient portal.

Newly admitted or newly re-admitted students should submit this form along with your Mason Immunization Record Form.

Students must submit the original, signed, and notarized Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption Form (Form CRE-1). Mail the original to the Immunization Office (4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030).

Exemptions do not apply to the Tuberculosis Screening section on the Mason Immunization Record Form.

The religious exemption form is located on the Commonwealth of Virginia website – Google Religious Exemption Form Virginia. The correct form will say Form CRE-1 at the bottom.

Student Health Services strongly recommends students complete the Meningitis B vaccine series, especially if you will be living in a dormitory or dorm-style residence.

Recently, there have been outbreaks of meningococcal B at several U.S. colleges and universities. And, both Meningococcal serotype ACYW and Meningococcal serotype B have caused meningitis outbreaks. Meningitis ACYW vaccine does not protect against Meningitis B.

Note: The Meningitis B vaccine does not fulfill the Meningococcal quadrivalent (ACYW) immunization requirements.

More information about Meningitis is available from the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccine Information Statements are available in many languages from the Immunization Action Coalition.

Yes. All George Mason University students are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by August 1, 2021. This policy does not apply to students who take online courses only and do not come to any campus, or to individuals who have an approved medical or religious exemption.  Only COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted.

Upload your COVID vaccination documentation to the patient portal. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page for more information about the requirement. Contact the Immunization Office (703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu) if you have questions about this immunization requirement.

Posted 5/26/21

No, it does not have to be transcribed onto the Immunization Record Form.

You should submit your COVID vaccination documentation along with the Immunization Record Form.

If your Immunization Record Form and supporting immunization documentation were received on time and are complete, then you will not receive a late fee. The Immunization Office can see the date of uploaded records, even if they are processed after the deadline.

If your records are not complete, you will incur a late fee, even if uploaded by the deadline. We encourage students to submit records early to ensure you have time to fulfill any missing requirements.

Information about late fee and account holds can be found here.

Late fees are applied for anyone not compliant with ANY immunization requirement (not only COVID Vaccination) by the listed deadline.

Log into the Patient Portal and select Messages from the menu. You are notified of incomplete or missing requirements.

If there were extenuating circumstances that prevented you from submitting completed immunization records on time, you may submit an online appeal for the immunization late fee. Appeals will only be considered once all immunization records are submitted.

Learn more about the late fee here.

No. You can mail the original, signed and notarized Religious Exemption Form to the Immunization Office (4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030).

All immunization records and/or the medical exemption form must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.

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COVID Vaccine Requirement FAQ

Log Into Portal

Visit: https://gmu.medicatconnect.com. You will be directed to the log in page. Select “I have a Mason email” to log in.  You need your George Mason University Net ID (user ID) and patriot password. Complete 2-factor authentication.

You may need to set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) to log into the Patient Portal. If you have not already set up 2FA, visit the Mason ITS website for instructions.

To Upload Documents:

Instructions for uploading documents to the patient portal with imagesStep 1: Take a picture or scan and save your documents individually. This is completed outside of the patient portal using your computer, scanner software or smart phone. If you are uploading multiple documents, you will need to save each document as a separate file.

  • Images must be .png, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif. Documents must be .txt or .pdf.
  • Files must be smaller than 4 MB. Scan in black and white, or at a setting of 150 DPI to get a smaller file.
  • Do not include any special characters in the file name.

Step 2: Select “Upload” from the portal navigation menu. Choose the document you are uploading in the “Choose document you are uploading” drop down menu on the page.

Step 3: Click on “Select File,” and locate the file on your computer or smart phone.

Step 4: Click on the Upload button. The document will be listed below, as a confirmation that the document was added to the queue. If you made a mistake you may delete the file by clicking on the “X” at the end of the document name which is listed next to the Change box.

All the documents you have chosen to upload will appear below the Documents already on file section as a confirmation they were successfully uploaded. You can log back into the portal within 48 business hours after successful upload to check your record status.

Log into the Patient Portal to check the status of your immunization submissions. Select Messages from the portal menu. You will get a secure message notifying you when your records have been received. Due to the high volume of records that are coming in to Student Health Services, this may take several days. 

Please continue to check your portal for status updates. You will receive a secure message after your records are processed.

{Updated 8/2021}

Log into the Patient Portal. Select “Immunizations – “View History” from the navigation menu. A message will state “Overall Status – Verified” once your immunizations are complete. COVID vaccine will appear in the ‘Item on File’ section.

If you have an approved extension, your status will be listed as verified until the extension expires (if applicable).

Immunizations are required for all students. However, if you are enrolled in a 100% online PROGRAM, the Registrar has exempted you from all vaccine requirements. If you are enrolled for a fully online course load in fall 2021 and will not be participating in any activities on campus you may request a waiver from the COVID-19 vaccination documentation requirement.

You must complete the 100% Online – COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Waiver Request form, located on the Office of the University Registrar’s website (https://registrar.gmu.edu/forms/). The form will come to the Office of the University Registrar who will confirm your registration and add a notation on your record for the Fall 2021 semester only.

By submitting the form, you are acknowledging that you understand the requirement to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and you are confirming that you will not participate in any on-campus classes or events—including Fall 2021 commencement–until you provide proof of vaccination.

Contact the Office of the University Registrar for questions about this process.
{Updated 7/29/2021}

Your healthcare provider must complete and sign the Mason Certificate of Medical Exemption for Immunizations Requirements Form (PDF). Medical diagnosis must be included. Upload it to the patient portal.

Newly admitted or newly re-admitted students should submit this form along with your Mason Immunization Record Form.

Students must submit the original, signed, and notarized Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption Form (Form CRE-1). Mail the original to the Immunization Office (4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030).

Exemptions do not apply to the Tuberculosis Screening section on the Mason Immunization Record Form.

The religious exemption form is located on the Commonwealth of Virginia website – Google Religious Exemption Form Virginia. The correct form will say Form CRE-1 at the bottom.

No, you do not need to submit a new form.

No, it does not have to be transcribed onto the Immunization Record Form.

You should submit your COVID vaccination documentation along with the Immunization Record Form.

Contact the provider who administered the vaccination to request proof of vaccination. This may be a health department, pharmacy, or another healthcare provider. Documentation should include your name, the name of the healthcare facility/provider,  type of vaccine, and the date of vaccination.

Individuals who were vaccinated in Virginia can request a copy of their immunization record using the Virginia Immunization Information System. Individuals vaccinated in another state can contact the state department of health to inquire about immunization records. The CDC has a list of state immunization systems.

If you cannot find your documentation, your provider can complete the COVID Vaccine/Testing Form.

 

Yes. If you received your COVID-19 vaccination at a Mason clinic, you must upload your vaccination documentation to the Health Services Patient Portal.

Submit documentation of your first dose by the deadline. Once you receive your second dose, submit your proof of vaccination.

Yes, Mason requires an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized COVID vaccine.  The Centers for Disease Control states that you can be re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. The minimum interval between your last COVID vaccine dose and a FDA-authorized COVID vaccination is 28 days.

Email the Immunization Office (immunize@gmu.edu) before August 1 to request an extension. There is no cost for COVID vaccination in the U.S or at a Mason vaccination clinic.

Yes. Experts are still studying how long your immune system protects you from COVID-19 after you had it — and they recommend that people who had COVID-19 and got better get the vaccine.

Yes. Students are required to submit COVID vaccination documentation or have an approved exemption. Don’t delay – upload your COVID vaccination documentation to the Health Services Patient Portal.

Per university policy 1416, “failure to submit the required documentary proof of vaccination or be approved for an exemption by the required date may result in a hold being placed on the student’s account, late fees, disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion, and other appropriate actions.  Residential students who are not in compliance will not be permitted to live on-campus.”

Contact the Immunization Office (703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu)

Check your Mason email for the fall safety announcement from Dr. Washington on May 26, 2021.

If you have questions about the COVID vaccines, contact your healthcare provider or students can call Student Health Services (703-993-2831).

Visit the Office of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management for FAQ about the Mason vaccine clinics.

Information about COVID vaccines is available from the Centers for Disease Control.

No. You can mail the original, signed and notarized Religious Exemption Form to the Immunization Office (4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA 22030).

All immunization records and/or the medical exemption form must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.


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International Student COVID Vaccination FAQ

Yes, Mason requires an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized COVID vaccine.  The Centers for Disease Control states that you can be re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. The minimum interval between your last COVID vaccine dose and a FDA-authorized COVID vaccination is 28 days.

Email the Immunization Office (immunize@gmu.edu) before August 1 to request an extension. There is no cost for COVID vaccination in the U.S or at a Mason vaccination clinic.

Click image to view the International Student Arrival Checklist.

International Student arrival checklist

Yes. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health department guidance, if you are traveling to the U.S., and have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine in your residence for 7-10 days after you arrive. Students should complete the Mason COVID Health Check daily after arrival in the U.S.

3-5 days after you arrive in the U.S. you should also get a viral COVID-19 test. Mason residential students (those living on campus) are required to get a test. You will receive an email from Mason with details about the testing process later in the summer.

For students who get a COVID-19 test:

  • If your test result is negative, continue to quarantine for the full 7 days.
  • If your test result is positive, continue to stay at-home and isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. For students who test positive, Student Health Services will let you know when you can end your isolation period (called ‘clearance’).

If you do not get a COVID-19 test, you must self-quarantine in your residence for 10 days after travel and complete the Mason COVID Health Check daily.

*Fully vaccinated= you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after the 2nd dose of a 2-dose series (such as Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or 2 weeks after a 1 dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) authorized by the WHO or FDA.

Quiet quarantine is different from ‘medical quarantine’ because of a known COVID exposure. We are seeking to minimize risk to our community by following safety precautions as we have done all year.

Quiet quarantine= staying at home or in your residence hall room as much as possible. If you do leave your residence, this may be for specific reasons such as: getting a grab-and-go meal, accepting a grocery delivery, going for COVID testing, seeking medical attention, or spending a brief amount of time outside (socially distanced) to get fresh air and exercise. You must wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose if you leave your residence.

Yes, international students who have not yet gotten vaccinated are allowed to travel to and enter the U.S. (after appropriate testing). You can participate in classes and university activities after completing quarantine, following all safety protocols, and starting the vaccination submission process. Please read related FAQ for details.

Those who cannot get an authorized vaccine before arriving in the U.S. should follow the steps below:

  • Email the Immunization Office at immunize@gmu.edu to request an extension as soon as possible before the August 1 deadline.
  • Follow the safety protocols for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Sign up for a vaccination appointment at Mason or at a location near you via vaccines.gov as soon as possible after your quarantine period is over. Details regarding scheduling a vaccination at Mason will be available when you arrive at Mason. There is no cost for COVID vaccines in the U.S and you do not need to be a citizen to get vaccinated.
  • Once you receive your vaccination, upload your proof of vaccination to the Health Services Patient Portal. For 2-dose series, upload proof of both the 1st and 2nd doses as soon as possible after getting each dose.

International students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated with a WHO-authorized COVID vaccine before coming to Mason. This will help provide protection against the virus during travel and you will meet the requirement.

If you met vaccination requirements for an exemption or extension by the deadline AND follow all safety protocols including quarantine, you can attend in-person classes and come onto campus if you are not yet fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated= you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after a 1 dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or the 2nd dose of a 2-dose series (such as Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) authorized by the WHO or FDA.

Until fully vaccinated:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth when in public.
  • Try to maintain physical distance from others.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • You will need to quarantine as recommended by a healthcare provider if you are exposed to a person with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, contact Student Health Services or your healthcare provider.
  • You will need to complete recurrent surveillance testing at least once weekly or as indicated by Mason.

*Fully vaccinated = you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks (14 days) after the 2nd dose of a 2-dose series (such as Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or 2 weeks after a 1 dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) authorized by the WHO or FDA.

Students should notify their professor(s) by email if they must miss class because of quarantine. It is recommended that you do so as soon as possible before the start of classes.

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