Getting Vaccinated Before Summer Break

As the end of the semester approaches, we know many of you are looking forward to the summer and spending time with your families.

If you would like to start getting vaccinated against COVID-19 before summer break, you can make an appointment on campus this week by visiting or drop in to the vaccine site at the Nick (Nicholas Recreation Center). See for hours and more information.

We also wanted to let you know that if your families plan to be in town for move out, they can also make an appointment to get vaccinated at the Nick, or drop in during open vaccine hours. You can find more information and a link to making an appointment here: Choose “Community vaccination.”

Vaccination is free and takes just minutes. You do not need to show proof of residency or a state identification card.

UHS expects to have Moderna, Pfizer and a limited supply of Johnson and Johnson vaccines this week. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are authorized for use by people 18 and older, while Pfizer is available to people 16 and older. If you want or need a particular vaccine, you should make an appointment so you can choose the vaccine you prefer, if it’s available. UHS cannot guarantee the vaccine you want is available if you drop in. Continue to check for available appointment times as you plan your visit to Madison.

Another option available to you and your families is vaccination through Public Health Madison and Dane County at Alliant Energy Center. Vaccination is drive-up and while appointments are recommended, they are not required. For more information, visit