COVID-19 vaccine information

Are you looking for COVID-19 booster vaccination?

UW–Madison is now working with VaxPro to administer the new updated Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at no cost to all employees and nearly all students.* Visit go.wisc.edu/booster2022 to find a location and schedule an appointment.

[*Students with SHIP insurance can only receive their COVID-19 booster at University Health Services, 333 East Campus Mall. Log in to MyUHS to schedule an appointment.]

The updated COVID-19 bivalent boosters protect against the original forms of the virus and newer omicron variants. If you received your last booster or second dose in your primary series at least 2 months ago, you are eligible to receive a bivalent booster.

At this time, campus is only offering Pfizer boosters. Updated, bivalent boosters for both Moderna and Pfizer continue to be available throughout the Madison community, including local pharmacies. The Pfizer bivalent booster is for everyone aged 12 and older, while the Moderna bivalent booster is for everyone 18 and older. Bivalent boosters are available to anyone who received a 2-dose primary series of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Novavax at least 2 months ago.

You may also schedule your flu vaccine at the same location and time. To schedule your flu vaccine, visit go.wisc.edu/flu2022.

Find more information, including what to do before your appointment, on the University Health Services booster and flu vaccine page.

Are you looking for your first COVID-19 vaccine?

University Health Services offers primary series COVID-19 vaccination with Pfizer free to all students and employees. Make an appointment by logging into MyUHS using your NetID and password, or schedule on the MyUHS app.

If I recently got a different booster, can I get the updated vaccine? 

You are eligible to receive an updated, bivalent COVID-19 booster if it has been at least 3 months since you last received an FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. Visit the CDC website for more information on how to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including boosters. 

If I recently recovered from COVID-19, should I get a booster? 

If you recently had COVID-19, you may consider delaying your next vaccine dose by 3 months from when your symptoms started or, if you had no symptoms, when you first received a positive test.

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Vaccination also remains available throughout Dane County at pharmacies, Public Health Madison & Dane County and medical providers.

Find vaccine updates and more information about COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S., including booster shot eligibility, through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Already vaccinated and/or boosted?

Let UHS know about it. If you were vaccinated off campus and have not already authorized University Health Service to access your COVID-19 vaccination records, visit myUHS to update your information.