No, although Mason strongly encourages all students to get vaccinated and get a booster shot.
No, although Mason strongly encourages faculty and staff to get vaccinated and get a booster shot.
Yes. Mason strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated and boosted, including those who have had COVID-19 and recovered. The university is following CDC guidelines, which advise that individuals “should be vaccinated regardless of whether [they] already had COVID-19.”
No. Public health experts recommend vaccination and boosters even with prior COVID exposure or illness.
Contact the provider who administered the vaccination to request a replacement card. This may be a health department, pharmacy, or another health care provider. Documentation should include your name, the name of the health care facility/provider, type of vaccine, and the date of vaccination.
If you were vaccinated in Virginia, you can request a copy of your immunization record using the Virginia Immunization Information System.
If you were vaccinated in another state, contact the state department of health to inquire about immunization records.
If you cannot find documentation, your provider can complete the COVID Vaccine/Testing Form (PDF).
No, it does not have to be transcribed onto the Immunization Record Form.
Contact the Immunization Office (703-993-2135).
Contact your health care provider or call Student Health Services (703-993-2831).
Visit the Office of Safety, Emergency, and Risk Management for FAQ about the Mason vaccine clinics.
Third Shots / Boosters
Third shots are given to individuals who are immunocompromised at least 28 days after a second shot. A third shot is needed because a person who is immunocompromised may not have the desired antibody production from only two shots.
A booster shot is given after a specified amount of time because there is evidence to suggest that people's initial immune response may decline over time.
The CDC and FDA have authorized and recommended booster doses for individuals age 12 and older who received any of the three Covid-19 vaccines available in the U.S.
- Individuals who completed their initial series of Pfizer or Moderna at least five months ago are eligible for a booster.
- Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster two months after their initial vaccine.
You can also schedule a vaccine or booster online at another location or by calling 1-800-232-0233 for more information.
If you were vaccinated in another state, you can still obtain your third shot or booster shot, if eligible, at Mason.
You are required to bring your vaccine card to your appointment.
You may be required to contact your state’s health department to update your vaccination record. Virginia’s vaccination system may not communicate with your states vaccine record system. Regional state systems include: