Student COVID-19 Vaccination
Students: It's Your Turn To Stop COVID-19
All students are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Getting your vaccine is easy - and over 23,000 University of Arizona students have already been vaccinated so far. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. We strongly encourage vaccination to protect yourself and the community.
Other Options For Getting A Vaccine:
- If you’re in Tucson, you can also receive your vaccine at several locations across Pima County.
- If you’re outside of Tucson, check VaccineFinder for availability in your area
If you have already taken your second/final dose, take a moment to upload your vaccination record to Campus Health and earn a $10 reward to the Student Unions/Bookstores through Wildcat OneStop. Find out more about how to use your reward here. Students who have uploaded their vaccine document will be automatically entered for a chance to receive a number of exciting incentives!
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:
“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:
- Upload your vaccine document after you have been fully vaccinated. Although voluntary, this helps the University track campus vaccine numbers and keeps your vaccine card secure as part of your medical record.
- 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+. 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.
Star Rewards Program
Earn Rewards for COVID-19 Vaccination
Every fully vaccinated student will be given one Star Reward - a $5 value that can be redeemed at selected vendors at the Arizona Student Unions or BookStores.
Once you have received your second/final dose, simply upload your vaccine document to the secure, HIPAA-compliant Campus Health system. After you complete the upload process and your record has been verified by Campus Health, you can claim your $5 reward immediately by clicking “Claim” on your Wildcat OneStop page.
Once claimed in Wildcat OneStop, reward funds have no expiration date and are eligible for redemption at:
Student Union Memorial Center
Arizona Market, Chick-fil-A, Core, Einstein Bros Bagels, IQ Fresh, Nrich Urban Market, On Deck Deli, Starbucks @ Bookstore
Core+, Mas Tacos, Nrich Urban Market Express, Park Avenue Market, The Den
To order with Grubhub, see redemption instructions.
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 12 years of age and older can register for a vaccination appointment at state sites within Arizona (minors need an accompanying parent or guardian), 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.