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Vaccines & Boosters

University Requirements

As of May 11, 2023, American University recommends but does not require students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors who come to campus to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19. 

Where to find vaccines and/or boosters

Walgreens at 3301 New Mexico Avenue NW has agreed to provide AU community members (faculty, staff, and students) the opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine booster.

On Sunday, October 15 and Sunday, October 22, Walgreens will provide booster shots for AU community members only from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment is needed, you may walk in and receive the booster. Please bring with you:

  • Government issued ID
  • Health insurance card
  • Original COVID vaccination card (if available)
  • Completed consent form for Walgreens

In addition to the Walgreens opportunity, both flu and COVID-19 shots are also available by appointment at vaccine clinics on campus being held in partnership with Safeway pharmacy. Moderna vaccine boosters will be available for those who have made appointments starting with the clinic on Wednesday, October 4. Appointments are available for the clinics on October 17, 23, 25 and 27 in the Butler Board Room, 6th floor, in Butler Pavilion to receive the Moderna vaccine. Registration is required and please bring your health insurance card and ID with you to your appointment.

Vaccines are readily avaialble near campus. Here's where to go and how to search for sites:

  • Vaccinations and booster shots are readily available near campus, including pharmacies and grocery stores.
  • Go to the CDC’s vaccine location webpage, which includes search boxes for state health departments and the national Vaccine Finder website; or,
  • Go to the national Vaccine Finder website, which will direct you to relevant locations in your vicinity; or,
  • Go to your jurisdiction’s website for Covid-19 vaccination (by searching on your jurisdiction’s name and Covid vaccination) to see options; or,
  • Ask your personal health provider. Some doctors’ offices offer pre-registration at clinics, or if not, can advise you on services in your area.

Vaccine distribution is managed by federal and state agencies.