Our highly vaccinated community has greatly contributed to keeping our campuses safe. This, along with other prevention efforts, makes possible the in-person classes, events, and social interactions that make our community vibrant and exciting. If you are not yet vaccinated, take steps to Get the Vax today and receive a booster.
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All University of Minnesota students enrolled online or in person (including all undergraduate, graduate, professional, and Post Secondary Enrollment Option who are not employed by the University) must complete this Student COVID-19 Immunization Vaccination form on the My Info tab in MyU. Students who want to work for the University must fill out the form on their first day of work.
Students who do not complete the “Report a Vaccination or Exemption” form will be out of compliance with the University’s vaccination requirement and prohibited from registering for future classes.
Please note: Students who were employed by the University in the 2021-2022 academic year and previously provided proof of vaccination or submitted a religious or medical exemption do not have to provide it again.
If you have questions about the student vaccination requirement, please view the FAQ below or the Get the Vax FAQ.
Faculty and Staff
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All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student workers, adjuncts, professionals in training, residents, and fellows must fill out “Report a Vaccination or Exemption” in the My Info tab in MyU. New employees must fill out the form prior to their first day of work.
Please note: Faculty, staff, adjuncts, professionals in training, residents, and fellows who provided proof of vaccination or submitted a religious or medical exemption previously do not have to do so again.
New employees must fill out the form on their first day of work. More information on how to do this can be found on the Office of Human Resources’ Vaccination Requirement webpage. Providing proof of vaccination is required under the University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol Requirements for University Employees and Student Workers.
Questions about this process and expectations should be discussed with supervisors/managers or unit Human Resources leads.
Multiple vaccines have received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and have been shown to be effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
The Minnesota Department of Health is coordinating the vaccination effort in Minnesota. Find the latest information on vaccine data, distribution, and availability on the MN Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine website.
The Minnesota Department of Health keeps its citizens informed through their “Who’s Getting Vaccinated?” website and the “vaccine connector,” a tool that helps find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Community vaccination sites are established in Duluth that provide vaccines to eligible individuals.
I’m young and healthy, why should I get vaccinated?
In the United States, we have a long history of helping each other. If a river is flooding, everyone in the community comes to pile sandbags on the riverbank against the rising water. However, if one neighbor doesn’t sandbag their stretch of riverbank, despite the efforts made by others, everyone gets flooded through the gap.
Vaccination is the same kind of community effort. We participate to keep ourselves and each other safe. It may be our right to make a personal health decision, but the decision to not get vaccinated does affect other people—health care providers, children too young to be vaccinated, and medically vulnerable people in particular. If we are not protecting each other, we are putting each other at risk.
Why get vaccinated if you can still get sick?
We know that being vaccinated does not eliminate the chance of getting COVID-19, especially the delta variant, but it does help keep people out of hospital beds and the ICU. When hospital beds fill up, it sets in motion events that no one wants: cancer surgeries delayed, accident victims unable to access intensive care, and already exhausted health care workers pushed closer to the brink.
Can I get a booster shot?
People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may get a booster.
Can I get the vaccine if I have an impaired immune system, autoimmune disorder, or other underlying health condition?
Where can I Get the Vax?
Is the vaccine required for students?
Yes, students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless they qualify for a medical or religious belief exemption.
Is the vaccine required for all faculty and staff?
Yes. All faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student workers, adjuncts, professionals in training, and postdoctoral associates must must submit proof of COVID vaccination. Fill out “Report a Vaccination or Exemption” in the My Info tab in MyU.
Can I ask my students/colleagues if they have been vaccinated?
Who will have access to my vaccination status?
Your personally identifiable information is private information, but may be shared with University school officials and personnel who have a need to know the information to perform their jobs including campus health and safety, legal and human resources personnel, and other individuals or entities authorized by law. In the event of a failure to complete the form, your supervisor will be notified.
How can I find out more about vaccination policy at the University?
Additional information regarding vaccinations can be reviewed at the following locations:
- Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Data
- St. Louis County COVID-19 website
- UMD Health Services
- Boynton Health
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Vaccine updates from Duluth News Tribune
- What you should know about COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID Vaccine Basics
While vaccination planning continues at the University, please reach out to [email protected] if you have questions.