COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster

All George Mason University students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and to submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Upload it to the Patient Portal. {Updated 1/31/22}

Stay up-to-date with recommended vaccines for the best protection.

Benefits of Vaccination

  • Reduces spread of COVID-19 virus, especially for those around you who are unable to be vaccinated or are immunocompromised and more likely to become severely ill.
  • Provides added protection to people who had COVID-19, including protection against being hospitalized from a new infection, especially as variants continue to emerge.
  • Helps prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
  • A safer way to build protection without you having to get sick with the virus.

Learn more about the benefits of vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control or contact your healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccines are available to everyone age 6 months and older. Use the search tool to find a vaccine provider near you. Updated COVID-19 vaccines are available to most adults living in the U.S. at no cost through their private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid plans.  The CDC’s Bridge Access Program offers COVID-19 vaccines at no cost for adults 18 years and older without health insurance and adults whose health insurance does not provide zero-cost coverage for COVID-19 vaccines. Use the search tool to find a provider participating in the Bridge Access Program.

Bridge Access Program Overview

COVID Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions

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All George Mason University students are strongly encouraged to submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation and booster documentation. Upload it to the online Patient Portal.

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination page for more information.

{Updated 1/31/22}

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

You are strongly encouraged to submit your COVID vaccination documentation along with the Immunization Record Form through the Patient Portal.

Individuals vaccinated in Virginia can download or request a copy of their COVID-19 and/or immunization record using the Virginia Immunization Information System. Individuals vaccinated in another state can contact the state department of health about immunization records. The CDC has a list of state immunization systems.

You may 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.


COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged. 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 vaccinated.

Emerging evidence shows that getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website to learn more.

If you have questions about the COVID vaccines, contact your healthcare provider to get answers to your questions. Information about COVID vaccines is available from the Centers for Disease Control.