Vaccine mandates

To be allowed on campus for the fall semester, Wayne State requires all members of the campus community to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which requires two doses of an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the J&J vaccine, followed by one booster as well as the influenza (flu) vaccination.  The booster is due five months after the initial series. All faculty and staff are required to comply regardless of whether they are working remotely or on campus. 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. 


Submit proof of vaccination

COVID-19 vaccine


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 to request a temporary extension in order to be allowed on campus.


The vaccine mandate will remain in place for the fall 2022 semester, requiring all students, faculty and staff to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. The university requires one booster following the full dose of the vaccine. The booster requirement applies to every member of the Wayne State community, except for those with approved exemptions. To be compliant with this mandate, you are required to receive and upload proof of your booster after the second dose for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The booster is due five months after the initial series. Once you are eligible to receive a booster, you'll have a grace period of two weeks to receive the booster and to upload proof to our website. Failure to do so within the allotted time period may result in disciplinary action.

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, CanSino, Clover (SCB-2019), COVAXIN, Covidshield, Covovax, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, Sanofi (Cov2 preS dTM-AS03), Sinopharm, or Sinovac vaccines — will also be accepted under the vaccine mandate. 


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 and booster 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 & Johnson or Moderna vaccine and 12 years or older to receive Pfizer vaccine. Vaccines are available at no out-of-pocket 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 and booster at a pharmacy or health center most convenient to them. 


All visitors must continue to fill out a Guest Campus Screener but are not required to be vaccinated prior to coming to campus. 

Flu vaccine

Wayne State University requires that all students, faculty and staff receive a flu shot. Faculty and staff are expected to comply with this requirement regardless of whether they are working remotely or on campus. 

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 a 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 Wayne State's Campus Health Center:

  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.


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