Student COVID-19 Vaccination
Students: It's Your Turn To Stop COVID-19
All students are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Registering for your vaccine is easy - and over 5,000 University of Arizona students have already been vaccinated so far. Click the link below to make an appointment.
Those without computer access or who need help registering can call 602-542-1000 for assistance in English or Spanish. If you need additional assistance when navigating the registration process, please send an email to email@example.com.
Other Options For Getting A Vaccine:
- If you’re in Tucson, stop by the Student Registration tent on the UA Mall at Cherry for a same-day vaccine appointment.
- Sign up online through Student VaxPass
- Contact the COVID Ambassadors for help: 520-848-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you’re outside of Tucson, check VaccineFinder for availability in your area
Take the Vaccine Survey!
Whether you have had your vaccine or not, please take this brief (2-5 minute) survey about the vaccine. You can take the survey here and will be entered to win one of 5 $100 UA Bookstore gift cards.
Why Get A COVID-19 Vaccine?
It will help keep you from getting COVID-19.
Vaccination is a safer way to help build protection.
Vaccination saves lives and can help stop the pandemic.
Why Will You Get The Vaccine?
Here's what UArizona students said:
“I want this pandemic to be over with, prevent myself from getting COVID-19, and protect others who are unable to get the vaccine.”
“I will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine to not only protect myself, my family, my friends, but also to protect those in my community.”
“This year has been tough in many aspects of my life, but the most important thing was keeping my family and community safe. My mother has asthma so I limited the social interaction for her and my safety. As well, I am Native American and this virus has devastated my community and many other Native communities.”
“This virus has caused so much tragedy and destruction in the world, I want to do my part to bring it to an end.”
(Student COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes and Perceptions Survey, through Campus Health and UA Assessment and Research, n=5,511)
Already Been Fully Vaccinated?
Here's what to do next:
- In order to be exempted from future mandatory COVID-19 testing, you must provide documentation of full COVID-19 vaccination.
- Keep practicing the 3 Ws: wear a well-fitted mask, watch your distance, wash your hands.
- Follow CDC guidelines for when you've been fully vaccinated.
- Register for your antibody test. Voluntary COVID-19 antibody testing through the University of Arizona IRB-approved research study is available at locations across Arizona for anyone age 18+. From April 12 – 30, antibody testing is available for all students, employees and DCCs at the Student Union - South Ballroom. If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you should wait a minimum of 14 days after receiving your second/final dose before registering for an antibody test.
Student COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Yes, there is no charge to receive the vaccine.
Yes. Vaccines not only protect you, they protect your family, your friends and the wider community. And just because you are at low risk for severe disease, doesn’t mean you can’t get and spread the virus to those who are more vulnerable. This is why getting young adults vaccinated is an important part of stamping out COVID-19.
No. Anyone 16 years of age and older can register for a vaccination appointment at state sites within Arizona, including the University of Arizona POD. We advise you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn, and students now qualify. You’ll not only be protecting your health, but the health of our community.
If you are out of state and cannot be vaccinated here, your vaccine eligibility may not transfer to another public health (state/county) jurisdiction. Check with your local public health agency for more information on when you can get vaccinated.
Yes. You should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That's because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The vaccines are expected to produce short-term side effects after vaccination (within 24-72 hours post-vaccination). Common side effects include: injection site pain and swelling, tiredness, headache, chills, body aches, and fever.
The CDC and FDA encourage the public to report possible side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines are being held to the same safety standards as all vaccines. In order for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize COVID-19 vaccine use in the U.S., the vaccines have to be shown to be safe and effective, with the benefits from the vaccines being greater than the risks.
Your feelings are valid. Unfortunately, trauma still remains from too many examples throughout history where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (and other communities) have endured mistreatment from the medical field. However, we know that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting BIPOC communities, and the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step in reducing that inequity. Furthermore, many BIPOC scientists and medical providers have been involved in all aspects of development and delivery of the vaccine.
Greater Than COVID and the Black Coalition Against COVID collaborated to produce this video where Black doctors, nurses, and researchers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines:
No. There is no current evidence that the vaccines affect fertility.
|March 22, 2021||Update To Vaccine Eligibility|