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COVID-19 vaccinations

Helping our university community stay COVID-safe
If you are coming to campus, please be prepared to show evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result.

Anyone attending a university campus should be able to show proof that they are fully vaccinated, or have received a negative COVID test result within three days prior or a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) taken on the same day.

Why are we asking for proof of vaccination?

Vaccination provides individual protection, reduces transmission to others in the household and community, and is vital to restoring activity on campus. If you're not vaccinated, we're asking you to show evidence of a negative test to reduce the risk of transmission in our community. 

How do I show proof of vaccination or a negative test?

Once you are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, there are several options to get proof of your vaccinations, depending on your situation. Visit the NSW Government website for instructions. You can also view a list of Australia's approved and recognised COVID-19 vaccines.

If you're not fully vaccinated, you can take a rapid antigen test (RAT) or get a COVID test from an official COVID test provider. Take a photo of a negative RAT taken on the same day, or keep the text message from an official COVID test provider showing a negative result obtained within three days prior to coming to campus, and show staff if asked.  

You will need to be able to show proof upon request, but the University will not collect or store evidence of vaccination status or test results. Additional information on how the University will manage your personal information during our COVID-19 response is available on the Privacy at the University webpage.

How can I access a COVID-19 vaccination?

Everyone aged 12 and over in New South Wales is strongly encouraged to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Booster doses are also recommended for people aged 16 and over who have had the second dose of their primary dose course of a COVID-19 vaccination at least three months ago.

University Health Service

  • University of Sydney students, staff, and their spouses and dependants are able to book in for a vaccination or booster dose at the University Health Service. These appointments are only open to Medicare card holders, and you will need to bring your staff or student card with you. Book online.
  • The University Health Service is not taking bookings for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children aged between 5 and 11 years old at this stage. Further updates will be provided as they become available. 

Other clinics

How can I get proof I've had my COVID-19 vaccination?

Once you have received your first dose or are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, there are several options to get proof of your vaccinations, depending on your situation. Visit the NSW Health website for instructions.

What if I still have questions about getting vaccinated? 

Please refer to the latest ATAGI and NSW Health advice and book an appointment to discuss with your healthcare provider or GP. 

Download the COVID-19 vaccination banner and Zoom background

If you've been vaccinated, you may wish to share it on social or in your email signature to show your support and encourage others to get vaccinated. Download our 'I've been vaccinated' banner (jpg, 28KB) or Zoom background (jpg, 91KB) and tag the University in your posts.

Information for Faculty of Medicine and Health students 

Some Faculty of Medicine and Health students may be required to be vaccinated to attend critical clinical teaching and placement activities and progress in their courses. More information for these students is available on Canvas