COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Vaccines Required

Portland State University will require all students attending in-person classes and all employees working on campus to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting fall term. The vaccines have been proven safe and effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus and are available for all Oregonians age 15 or older at no cost. Read more about the vaccine requirement.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students

The Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) now has the Moderna vaccine for any PSU student taking at least 1 credit. There is no cost to receive the vaccine. Please call the SHAC main line at 503.725.2800 if you have any questions.

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine appointments are available throughout the community, including in retail pharmacies. 

  • Appointments at the Oregon Convention Center, the state’s largest vaccination clinic, can be scheduled at
  • Oregon public health officials have created a mapping tool to help find locations offering vaccines, with information offered in 11 languages.
  • Washington residents can visit to schedule an appointment. 
  • Residents of states and territories across the United States details where to get vaccinated at 

Vaccination requirements for students

Students coming to campus will need to verify their vaccinated status unless they are claiming a medical or non-medical exemption. PSU will also provide a temporary deferral for those who wish to wait for the Food and Drug Administration to fully approve at least one vaccine.

We’re still working out details about implementing the requirement or showing proof of vaccination and will communicate those as soon as they are ready.

Vaccination requirements for faculty and staff

Vaccinations will also be required for faculty and staff in the fall term. Details of that requirement will be determined in consultation with faculty and staff unions.



Additional safety protocols

We will continue to work with our public health partners and follow their guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing to make our campus as safe as possible. At this time, PSU policy and statewide guidance require face coverings with few exceptions. We do not yet know the extent of a statewide face-covering requirement for fall but expect they will be required, at the very least, in indoor group settings. PSU will closely track statewide guidance and update its face coverings policy accordingly as the situation evolves.

Visit the Coronavirus Response webpage for updates.