General Information

The University of Iowa strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and is a safer way to build protection than through natural immunity. The vaccine will be provided free of charge no matter where you are vaccinated. 

As a Federal contractor, the University of Iowa is required to comply with an executive order regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. If you have been identified as an employee who is directly associated with a federal contract,  you must provide proof of your vaccination status by uploading your vaccination card through Employee Self-Service by Jan. 4, 2022, unless you have a medical or religious accommodation (exemption).

For all other employees, you may voluntarily submit documentation that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by following the instructions in self-service

If you would like to voluntarily submit a request for a religious or medical or health/well-being waiver or accommodation, please follow the instructions in self-service. 

If you received your vaccination through the University Employee Health Clinic, your information will be automatically uploaded to the system.

Vaccine Verification FAQs

Vaccination Information for Main Campus

Information for Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees

Information for Students

We urge you to get vaccinated as soon as you can. Student Health currently has Pfizer BioNtech vaccine. If you need a second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, please call the Nurseline at 319-335-9704 to discuss arrangements.

UI Health Care has provided a comprehensive FAQ about COVID-19 vaccine safety, which we encourage you to review.

Walk-in

Student Health is holding a walk-in clinic in the IMU Nurse Care clinic (G-103, lower level of the Iowa Memorial Union) throughout the semester.

Hours are (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Thursday and (9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Fridays. Please note the clinic will close for 30 minutes daily from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary at the walk-in clinic. 

This opportunity to be vaccinated is open to all students. Student Health will be providing the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. If you've already had one dose, bring your vaccination card and Student Health will give you the second dose. 

By appointment

You may also schedule a vaccination at the Main Student Health Clinic at Westlawn by calling Student Health at 319-335-8394. Please do not walk into the Main Student Health Clinic to be vaccinated without an appointment. 

Boosters

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

Students are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 booster at the UI Student Health if they received both initial doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months before the date on which they will receive their booster.  

To schedule a vaccine appointment in the Westlawn Clinic, call 319-335-8394. Students also can receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster by walking in to the IMU Nurse Care Clinic, located in G-103 IMU, in the lower level by the Java House.

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Students are eligible to receive a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine booster if they are 18 or older and received their initial vaccination two or more months ago. However, the J&J booster is not available at Student Health. Students who want to receive this booster should do so at a local pharmacy or from their health care provider.

Please note that according to the CDC, individuals who received their original dose of the J&J vaccine can get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as their booster, if they choose.

Information for Faculty and Staff

Schedule your free vaccination with the University Employee Health Clinic by emailing employee-health@uiowa.edu or calling 319-356-3631, Option 3. You may also:

  • Schedule a vaccine through MyChart.
  • Ask your primary care provider how to get vaccinated.
  • Visit vaccines.gov to find vaccines near you.

Boosters

Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, meet eligibility guidelines, and it has been six months since you received your second dose, you can receive your booster through the University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC).

  • Employees who are eligible and received their initial vaccinations from UEHC will receive an email with instructions for Ready Set survey completion and self-scheduling their booster appointments. Please do not call the University Employee Health Clinic to ask when you may become eligible. 
  • If you were not vaccinated through UEHC but would like to receive the booster through UEHC, email UEHCReadySet@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

You may also schedule a COVID-19 booster in MyChart or online through your health care provider. 

If you can get your booster sooner at an approved location, such as a local pharmacy, you are encouraged to do so.

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • People who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, are 18 or older, and were vaccinated two or more months ago should receive a booster. 
  • Because the University Employee Health Clinic did not administer the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine to employees, it will not offer boosters to employees however the J&J vaccine is widely available through community pharmacies. 

Vaccine Incentive Program

The university is offering a one-time $10 Iowa City Downtown District gift card to students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Students must present their completed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card and Iowa One Card (student ID) at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Welcome Center to obtain a gift card. Students do not need to be vaccinated through the UI Hospitals & Clinics or Student Health in order to be eligible for this program. Any valid vaccination card will be accepted.

The IMU Welcome Center is located on the first floor of the IMU and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Students who are not eligible for a vaccine due to medical condition or religious reason also are eligible to receive a gift card. They should stop by the Office of the Dean of Students, 135 IMU, to obtain an exception.

University of Iowa Student Government is also offering prizes such as free on-campus parking, dinner with President Wilson, Apple products, a FilmScene private rental, and more. See the UI Student Government website to learn more.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and safety, see this detailed FAQ from UI Health Care.