Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

If you have logistical questions about getting the vaccine on campus, please email For medical questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine, please contact your medical provider.

You will need your PRESECRIPTION insurance card, state ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.), and CWRU ID. You do not need to bring your CDC card.

Again, the COVID-19 vaccine will be billed to your insurance. In general, the updated COVID vaccine is covered by insurance companies without any additional charge or copay.

Unfortunately, no. Appointments are required for all COVID-19 vaccines administered on campus

We are working with CVS to try to set up additional November clinics, and will update the campus community as soon as additional information becomes available.

Meanwhile, individuals also can schedule updated COVID-19 vaccinations at CVS, Rite-Aid, or Walgreens pharmacies. You can also use this CDC website to locate COVID-19 vaccines available near you.

No. We are currently unable to provide updated COVID-19 vaccines for spouses, partners, or children not directly affiliated with the university.


Those without insurance coverage can participate in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program which offers COVID-19 vaccines at no cost for adults 18 years and older without health insurance and adults whose health insurance does not provide zero-cost coverage for COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 Vaccines through this program are available at select local healthcare providers, local health centers, and pharmacies.

Everyone aged 6 months and older should get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine, at least two months after getting the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals may get either a Pfizer or Moderna updated COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, CVS is expected to have the Pfizer vaccine only for the CWRU vaccine events.


Yes. Unvaccinated adults can get an updated COVID-19 vaccine and will be considered up to date on COVID-10 vaccination. 

If you recently had COVID-19, you still should stay up to date with your vaccines, but you may consider delaying your vaccine by 3 months.

Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later, such as:

  • personal risk of severe disease,
  • risk of disease in a loved one or close contact,
  • local COVID-19 hospital admission level,
  • and the most common COVID-19 variant currently causing illness.

UHCS can provide you with a replacement CDC card, but you need to complete the information requested here in advance. Please note that CDC cards are no longer being provided or updated by pharmacies or medical providers.