What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
I'm not feeling well and showing symptoms possibly of COVID-19. What should I do?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek care at the Student Health Center. No appointment is needed. If the Student Health Center is closed, testing and evaluation is available at the Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinics.
I am interested in COVID testing, but do not have any symptoms. Where can I go?
We do not do routine asymptomatic testing at Student Health. To find locations, please go to the Assessment Site page of the Tennessee Department of Health website.
I am interested in getting my COVID vaccine. Where can I schedule?
Student Health is offering the Janssen (J&J) vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine by appointment only on Mondays and Thursdays. To schedule for either vaccine at Student Health, please call us at 615-322-2427.
VUMC is currently offering the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines. You can schedule an appointment through your My Health At Vanderbilt or by visiting https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines. If you don't have an account in My Health at Vanderbilt, our online patient portal, it's easy to start one. You can find instructions and a simple video tutorial here.
You can also schedule in the community by going to the Tennessee Department of Health and Metro Health Department websites.
Is Student Health still offering routine visits for other health care needs?
Our COVID-19 patients are evaluated in a separate part of the clinic with a separate entrance, so your safety is always our priority if you seek care at the Student Health Center. Routine appointments can be scheduled online through MHAV or by calling 615-322-2427. Some needs can be met with telemedicine visits---when scheduling on-line, please indicate in your appointment notes that you'd prefer telemedicine, and we will try to accommodate that request. Because licensing laws which govern telemedicine, your location may determine whether we can do your visit in that manner.
I have a question about my On Campus asymptomatic test.
Student Health is not involved in the VU asymptomatic testing program. Please visit the Return to Campus website or call the VU Return to campus helpline at 615-322-4357.
If Student Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have my COVID vaccine records, do I still need to upload my information to Vanderbilt University?
Yes. Because Student Health is a separate system, you will still need to upload your vaccine information to VU for their tracking purposes. You can find more information on how to upload this at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ under the section "Submit Your Vaccination Record". If you received your vaccination outside of VUMC or Student Health, then please message your provider at Student Health through MHAV to let them know what type of vaccine you received and the dates so this can be added to your medical record.
Will the COVID-19 vaccine be required for school?
Vanderbilt University has made the decision that the COVID-19 vaccine WILL be required for all students for the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information or if you have additional questions, please go to https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/faqs/student-vaccination-requirement/.
If I had one dose of my Covid vaccine at home, can I get the 2nd one at VUMC?
If you have had one dose of Pfizer at home, you can schedule the 2nd one here at Student Health by calling 615-322-2427. If you had one dose of Moderna at home, then you can schedule the 2nd one at VUMC through your MHAV or by visiting https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines. You can also find community providers for available vaccines at https://www.vaccines.gov/ or Tennessee Department of Health.