To provide our community with the safety and opportunity afforded by vaccination and support our vaccine requirements for Academic Year 2021-2022, Drexel offers free COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots for all students, faculty and staff. More information concerning vaccine clinics is available on our COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosters page.
All undergraduate and graduate students taking part in any face-to-face classes, participating in extracurricular or other program activities on campus, accessing any facilities on campus, participating in any team sports, or working in Drexel facilities, are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine AND to get a booster shot if it has been 5 or more months since initial vaccination. This applies to both full- and part-time students who spend time on campus, even if they live off campus. Students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine must also be vaccinated for clinical placements as must students planning for university-related domestic or international travel.
The CDC has released new guidance for certain individuals to obtain a second booster dose of vaccine. This guidance is optional, and Drexel does not require a second booster for students or employees. However, if you are within one of the eligible groups, you can obtain a second booster dose at Drexel’s vaccination sites or retail pharmacies near you.
Vaccination is not required for students who are attending fully online classes with no in-person requirements, are not living on campus, AND are not returning to campus at any time for any other reason (such as on-campus work, social engagements, or other extracurricular or programmatic activities). However, Drexel recommends that everyone who can get vaccinated do so.
Drexel University also requires all current faculty, professional staff, and post-doctoral trainees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
Students and employees granted vaccine exemption based on medical or religious grounds will follow key public heath measures for their individual and collective health and safety, including enrollment in regular COVID-19 testing, required mask-wearing when indoors, and maintaining appropriate distance.
Full information about Drexel's vaccination requirements, how to get vaccinated through Drexel, and other vaccine information can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosters page. You can also call our hotline for vaccine-related questions: 215-703-2335.
To meet Drexel’s vaccination requirements, you must upload proof of vaccination after your final dose, using the Drexel Health Checker (either the app or the browser version). You can also upload proof of a booster shot. You can use any internet-enabled device to do so.
Open the Health Checker and click “More” in the bottom right corner. Select “Vaccine Records.” Choose the vaccine type from the drop-down menu, enter the date of your dose and lot number, and then upload a photo of your record. Click “Save.” If you receive a two-dose vaccine, you will need to record your first dose before you can add your final dose.
When you upload a photo of your vaccination card, note that the dates on your vaccination card must match the dates you enter on the Health Checker. This helps us help you when we provide guidance about your health in certain situations. It also helps us reach out to you in a timely way if there is a future need for a booster vaccine or other health measure.
For more about uploading proof of vaccination, see our COVID-19 Vaccination and Boosters page.