Vaccine mandates

To best protect the health and safety of our campus community, Wayne State will require all students, faculty and staff who plan to be on campus during the fall semester to receive their COVID-19 vaccination as well as the influenza (flu) vaccination. Visit the Campus Health Center's webpage for more information about vaccines, including how to schedule an appointment with the CHC and a list of frequently asked questions. 

Documentation

Submit proof of vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine

Exemptions

Those who have started the COVID-19 vaccination process but are not fully vaccinated should upload their vaccine card to the mandate system. After receiving the email from the submission process noting they are not compliant, they should email healthcommittee@wayne.edu to request a temporary extension in order to be allowed on campus.

Students, faculty and staff who will be learning or working in solely remote formats over the fall are not included in the mandate. For this fall semester only, as a time of transition, we will try to accommodate those who must work remotely because of vaccination status.

Lost vaccine card

Michiganders can contact the site where they were vaccinated, such as the local health department or health care provider, and request a new vaccination card.  You can also fill out a form to get a copy of your immunization record from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), an immunization database that documents inoculations given to Michiganders.

COVID-19 vaccines allowed

All three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines administered in the United States will be accepted under the vaccine mandate. Vaccines administered outside of the United States — including the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Cinovac or COVISHield vaccines — will also be accepted under the vaccine mandate. 

Declination

You may also apply online for a waiver of the requirement based on legitimate health or religious reasons. When your request for waiver form is completed, upload and submit it online. These requests will be reviewed by the Campus Health Committee. Individuals who have an approved waiver will be required to be COVID-19 tested once per week and to wear a mask indoors. 

COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Due to the volume of requests, the Campus Health Center is unable to accept walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccination at this time. To set up an appointment, call 313-577-5105 or 313-577-5041. Individuals must be 18 years or older to receive the Johnson and Johnson or Moderna vaccine and 12 years or older to receive Pfizer vaccine. Vaccines are available at no cost. More information about what to expect during vaccination appointments is available on the CHC vaccine website.

Individuals can also receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy or health center most convenient to them. 

Flu vaccine

Wayne State University will once again require that all students, faculty and staff who intend to be on campus for any day during the fall and/or winter semesters receive a flu shot by Oct. 20, 2021.

Proof of vaccination may be submitted online. Individuals may also apply online for a waiver of the requirement (PDF) based on legitimate health or religious reasons. These requests will be reviewed by the Campus Health Committee.

Members of the Wayne State community can receive their flu shot from the Campus Health Center (CHC) at no out-of-pocket cost. If their insurance does not cover the flu shot or if they are uninsured, they will not receive a bill.

There are two ways to get vaccinated by the CHC on campus:

  1. Book an appointment online at one of the CHC's outreach clinics across campus.
  2. Call the CHC at 313-577-5041 to book an appointment at its Anthony Wayne Drive location.

Flu shots can also be obtained at any convenient location, including your primary care provider or most pharmacies.

Visitors

All visitors must continue to fill out a Guest Campus Screener and must participate in both vaccine mandates to be permitted on campus

Noncompliance

If a student or member of the faculty, staff or administration comes to campus unvaccinated or without an approved exemption, they will face the repercussions currently codified in the various contracts, policies and procedures governing disciplinary procedures for the respective groups:

  • Students: Student Code of Conduct 
  • Nonrepresented staff: Human Resource policies and procedures on progressive discipline
  • Faculty and represented staff and personnel: collective bargaining agreements