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International Students: COVID-19 FAQS

1/7/2022 Update: UVA is requiring all students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster by January 14, 2022. If you are required to receive your COVID-19 booster by 01/14/22 based on your vaccination date but will be in a country that does not offer the required booster brand, at this time, we encourage you to make your booster plans for immediately after your arrival to the United States. You can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine booster through the Blue Ridge Health District or through the UVA Health satellite Pharmacy in the SHW building. To schedule with the UVA Health satellite Pharmacy, make an appointment via the HealthyHoos patient portal. Please continue to monitor this page for additional updates.

10/26/2021 Update: All international students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before traveling (or returning) to the United States, effective November 8th, 2021.

  • You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final dose of the vaccine (approved by the World Health Organization).
  • You must provide a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel to the United States.
  • See ISSP Fall Travel Guidance for more information.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

USA FDA-Approved/Authorized
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19

* as of 1/10/21, check FDA for updates.

Current World Health Organization
(WHO) Emergency Use Listing
(EUL) Vaccines*:
  • AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria)
  • Covishield (Oxford/AstraZeneca formulation)
  • Covaxin (Bharat Biotech)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran)
  • Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV Vero Cells)
  • CoronaVac (Sinovac)
  • Novavax
  • Covovax

* as of 1/10/21, check WHO for updates.