BYU urges members of the campus community to safeguard themselves and others through immunization, but individuals are responsible to make their own decisions about vaccination. In general circumstances and situations, and consistent with the First Presidency Statement on Vaccinations, BYU encourages but does not require employees or students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
BYU follows laws and travel regulations related to COVID-19 vaccinations. BYU students and employees traveling away from campus are expected to comply with any COVID-19 and other vaccine requirements that may apply, including those imposed by the destination jurisdiction. COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for certain research or other programs to be determined in conjunction with applicable regulations and other guidelines.
Where possible, individuals are encouraged to counsel with a competent medical professional about their personal circumstances and medical needs in considering receiving the vaccine.
State officials determine who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, not BYU. The latest vaccine information from the state, including vaccine registration, is publicly available at coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine.
In an effort to support ongoing vaccination efforts, BYU has provided the former Provo High building on University Avenue to the Utah County Health Department for its Provo mass vaccination clinic. This clinic, which is scheduled to open March 22, will have significant capacity and will provide students, employees and members of the community the opportunity to schedule and receive the vaccine on campus. Utah County has many other vaccination locations, too. To find the most convenient location for you, please visit health.utahcounty.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
As of March 15, 2021, the BYU Student Health Center (SHC) is providing a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines per week exclusively to BYU students, faculty, and staff (and their dependents) who meet State of Utah eligibility requirements. For additional requirements and information, click here.