The Campus Health Center (CHC) offers the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines, and COVID-19 testing to enrolled WSU students, faculty, and staff. See current CDC Recommendations.
Does Wayne State University require the COVID-19 vaccine?
Vaccines are no longer required for faculty, staff and students, except for those living in university housing and students and faculty involved in clinical programs. For more information see Wayne State’s current vaccine requirements.
What type of COVID-19 vaccine does CHC offer?
Campus Health Center is now administering the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older should get 1 dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
How much will the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine cost?
Most insurance plans cover the cost of the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine. Please check with your insurance plan prior to your appointment. If your insurance does not cover, or you choose to self-pay, the 2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine will cost is $170, with payment due the time of service.
Students who need assistance should visit a pharmacy that participates in the Bridge Program which provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs. Vaccines.gov - COVID‑19 vaccine locations search results
What should I bring to my COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
2023-2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
- Bring your WSU OneCard, state issued ID, and your insurance card
- Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card so your provider can fill in information about your shot.
- Be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes after your vaccine is administered
What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms or had an exposure?
As a reminder, part of keeping our campus healthy is to follow the CDC guidelines if you have symptoms of COVID or if you have a known exposure to someone with COVID. For your convenience, these guidelines are also summarized below and on the WSU COVID website.
If you have symptoms:
- Begin isolation from others. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
- Get tested immediately.
- If you test negative, you may end your isolation.
- If you test positive, stay home for at least five days and isolate from others in your home.
- If your symptoms are improving, you may end isolation after day five if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
- If your symptoms are not improving, continue to isolate until:
- You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
- Your symptoms are improving.
- Always follow the advice of your health care provider.
If you have a known exposure (defined as more than 15 minutes of contact in a 24-hour period within six feet of a person confirmed to have COVID):
- Begin to wear a mask immediately and for 10 full days after your last exposure.
- Monitor yourself for symptoms.
- Get tested at least five full days after your last exposure. If you test positive, begin isolation. If you test negative, continue to wear a mask until day 10.
How do I get my COVID-19 test results?
CHC will call you if your test results are positive. Your results will be available through your patient portal.
- Where can I learn more?