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COVID-19 Vaccination and FAQs

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Stanford strongly recommends the COVID-19 vaccinations for students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff. Stay up to date on information on the new COVID-19 vaccines and review recommended doses from the CDC, linked here.  

COVID-19 Guidance for Students

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be safe and effective ways to lower the risk of contracting COVID-19, reduce the severity of symptoms, and prevent hospitalization and long-term effects. A heavily vaccinated campus community reduces the possibility of widespread disruptions that could impact the student experience, especially in terms of in-person classes and activities and congregate housing. More on COVID-19 guidance for students


  • Where can I get vaccinated? Visit Stanford Health Care, the Vaden Patient Portal, or find a healthcare provider who offers COVID-19 vaccines locally on VaccineFinder
  • How can new COVID-19 vaccinations benefit me? People who are up to date on COVID vaccinations have a lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 than people who are unvaccinated or who have not completed the doses recommended for them by CDC. Receiving the recommended COVID vaccines also dramatically reduces the risk of developing Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions (PCC)
  • Are COVID-19 vaccinations required for students?  Stanford no longer requires – but continues to strongly recommend – COVID vaccinations for students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff. Vaden vaccination resources are listed here.
  • Where can I upload my vaccination & booster records? Sign in to the Vaden patient portal and follow the instructions to upload a copy of your documentation and enter the dates of vaccination(s). 
    • What documentation do I submit to share that I am vaccinated? Students vaccinated in the United States should upload their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. Students vaccinated outside the United States are permitted to upload documentation from other countries.
  • What about my family members? Vaccinations are also recommended for spouses, partners, and children. Family members can use VaccineFinder and other vaccination resources are here.

Students Unable to Get Vaccinated in Their Home Locations

  • What do I do if I cannot get vaccinated in my home location? We can help arriving students obtain their vaccinations if they have been unable to obtain one at their home location. More information on vaccination providers in the United States is here.