Vaccine guidance for international students and scholars

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Virginia Commonwealth University will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students who live, learn, work or will be on campus for any reason (excluding those with religious or health exemptions) for the fall 2021 semester. COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the World Health Organization (WHO) will meet this requirement.

All students attending fall classes should submit their COVID-19 vaccination record to University Student Health Services no later than July 15.

For more information about full vaccination, documentation requirements, religious and health exemptions, and vaccine manufacturers, see the student vaccine FAQ.

The university is aware that some individuals, including international students and scholars, will be unable to receive their COVID-19 vaccine prior to the July 15 deadline. If you are unable to receive your vaccine by the July 15 deadline, please check back here often for updates and email

The following is a list of instructions for international students and scholars in different scenarios.

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