Vaccines Available for Student Family Members and Friends

As the end of the semester approaches, we know many of you are looking forward to reuniting with your students. They’ve worked hard this semester and, like you, we could not be more proud of them!

As we shared last week, students who wish to start getting vaccinated against COVID-19 before summer break can make appointments on campus by visiting We also wanted to let you know that University Health Services (UHS) is now also able to offer vaccine appointments to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including student family members and friends.

If you plan to be in town for commencement or to help your student move out, you can also get vaccinated at the new campus recreation facility, the Nick (Nicholas Recreation Center). You can find instructions and more information about accessing campus vaccination 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 and a limited supply of Johnson and Johnson vaccines next week, both of which are authorized for use by people 18 and older. UHS may also have a limited supply of Pfizer, which is available to people 16 and older. You will be offered a choice when you make your appointment if a choice is available. Continue to check for available appointment times as you plan your visit to Madison.

Another option available to 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