Upload your COVID Vaccine documentation to the Patient Portal before the August 1 deadline

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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. Read more COVID vaccine requirement frequently asked questions.

Plan ahead. You may have to get your first dose no later than July 4 to meet the August 1 deadline, depending on the type of vaccine you receive.

Students who have limited access to authorized COVID vaccines, email the Immunization Office (immunize@gmu.edu) before August 1 to request a deadline extension. Upon receipt of your email, the Immunization Office will provide you instructions on the extension period and how to meet this vaccination requirement.

Contact the Immunization Office (703-993-2135 or immunize@gmu.edu) if you have questions about this immunization requirement. Visit Mason’s Safe Return to Campus website to read the vaccination policy.

How to submit proof of COVID Vaccination

Take a picture or scan your documentation. Include your G number on the document. Upload your COVID vaccination card/documentation to the Patient Portal. Follow instructions in the portal. Select “COVID Vaccine Documentation” when uploading.

NOTICE: Students 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments in the U.S.

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to all individuals age 12 and older.

Visit vaccine.gmu.edu for upcoming clinics and appointments at George Mason University.

Visit vaccines.gov to locate nationwide vaccination providers.

COVID Vaccination Requirement Frequently Asked Questions

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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. elect “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.

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, 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.

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

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).

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.

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


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.

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.