COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing you from getting sick with COVID. The vaccines are free and available to anyone who wants one. Everyone age 5 or older is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (individuals ages 5-11 and 12-17 may only receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine).  Minors will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to their vaccination appointment.

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page for more information about the requirement for Mason students to submit COVID vaccination & booster documentation.

Find a Vaccine Appointment

Visit vaccine.gmu.edu for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics at George Mason and to schedule an appointment. Appointments for Pfizer and Moderna initial series and boosters for eligible individuals aged 12 and older are available at Mason.

For individuals in Virginia (age 5 and older), learn how to get your shot at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-829-4682. Language translation and TTY services available.

Infórmese de cómo obtener su vacuna visitando vaccinate.virginia.gov o llamando 1-877-829-4682. Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles.

Search for available vaccines using the nationwide Vaccines.gov.

COVID-19 Boosters

People aged 12 years and older who have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series can get a booster shot. Talk with your health care provider if you have questions.

When can I get my booster?

  • 2 months after a 1-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen)
  • 5 months after the last shot of a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)
  • 6 months after the last shot of a WHO-authorized vaccine, and age 16 or older (please review the CDC guidance on boosters)

Those ages 12-17 can get a Pfizer booster.  The CDC booster guidance for those 18 and older is that “Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred.  In some situations, you may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.”

Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for more info about COVID-19 boosters. 

{Updated 1/10/22}

Learn More

Learn more about vaccination using trusted and reliable resources so that you can make an informed decision.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Fairfax County Health Department: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine

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

What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment document from the CDC (select language version):

 

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