Information for Staff and Students


Information for Staff and Students


Student Vaccination Information

The University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Illinois System announced that all students who will be on campus in the fall semester 2021 are required to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement applies to College of Medicine incoming and current students.

Students must be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the 2021 fall semester. Full vaccination means that it has been 14 days since you received the last shot in your vaccination series. There are currently three different vaccines available with three different timelines. Moderna and Pfizer require two shots, with a recommended four weeks between doses of the Moderna vaccine and three weeks for the Pfizer vaccine. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single dose.

All incoming and current students should have received their final vaccine dose by July 26. All students were required to upload their vaccination record to the Castlebranch system by August 1.

International students who have no access to one of the university-accepted vaccines will be able to receive an accepted vaccine upon arrival to Chicago. We recognize that some individuals have health conditions or other reasons why they cannot be vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated will need to follow campus-specific guidelines and any exemption protocols issued by UIC. Those guidelines are pending at this time

For Chicago students, UIC will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccination services on campus for new and continuing students, with details at

For Rockford students, consult for those closer to the Chicago campus. For those in Winnebago County and looking to get vaccinated, consult the Winnebago County Health Department page ( for vaccination sites and the location of the mobile vaccination unit.

For Peoria students, local information on vaccine eligibility, locations, and how to sign up for appointments may be found at If you are Students having difficulty with getting access can also contact Dr. Doherty ([email protected]) to help get access to vaccination through OSF Occupational Health.

For Urbana students, local information about vaccinations, including locations, may be found on the CUPHD website.

Those not near one of our campuses this summer may check with their local pharmacies or use the resource to find available appointments or walk-in hours near them.

Please note: All of these vaccine options are available at no cost.

If you have questions, please contact your Student Affairs deans at your respective campuses:

Chicago – Mark Urosev: [email protected]
Rockford – Stephanie Calato: [email protected]
Peoria – Eileen Doherty: [email protected]
Urbana – Jim Hall: [email protected]