How to Get a Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are an important part of controlling spread of the virus. USU encourages anyone who is able to be vaccinated to do so. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, health departments, and health care providers.
If you received the:
- Pfizer or Moderna full series of vaccines more than five months ago OR
- Johnson & Johnson's vaccine more than two months ago
You are eligible for a booster dose. Complete information from the CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots. You are considered up to date on your vaccinations as soon as you get your booster.
Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness
The U.S. has multiple vaccines available that were developed quickly, and many people have questions about how safe or effective they are. It’s important to identify credible sources of vaccine information, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or your state and local health departments.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution website maintained by the Utah Department of Health. We also encourage you to consult with your medical provider about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and to carefully review any information provided by vaccine distributors.
These resources may help answer some questions.
Utah Department of Health videos:
CDC COVID-19 information:
Utah State Today:
- Talking Vaccines: USU Extension Faculty Answer Some of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions
- USU Vaccine Expert Weighs in on COVID-19 Vaccine, Debunks Myths
Vaccine Education Resources
These flyers from the Utah Department of Health can be printed out to hang in common areas like department or building break rooms.
After You're Vaccinated
As more people receive COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC has shared reminders that it typically takes a few weeks for bodies to build immunity after vaccinations, and that it’s important to take all recommended precautions for protecting yourself and others.
Continue wearing masks and social distancing—these guidelines remain in place for all USU students and employees until further guidance is released by the CDC or local health departments.
- Utah Department of Health video: Things to Keep in Mind after COVID-19 Vaccination
- CDC: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
How much does the vaccine cost?
The COVID-19 vaccine is free at any vaccination location in Utah. If you have insurance, your insurance company may be charged a small administrative fee. But there will be no out-of-pocket cost to you.
If I am an out-of-state or international student, am I eligible to be vaccinated in Utah?
Yes, you only need a Utah address to be able to get vaccinated in the state. Your in-state residency or immigration status does not affect your eligibility.