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 Pfizer vaccine by appointment only on 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.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine required by Vanderbilt University?
The latest information on Vanderbilt University's COVID-19 vaccine information and asymptomatic testing information can be found at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information.
If I had my COVID-19 vaccines at home, can I get the booster at Student Health?
If you have had any WHO approved vaccines at home or were previously unvaccinated for COVID-19, you can schedule the Pfizer vaccine here at Student Health by calling 615-322-2427. If you prefer Moderna or J&J, then you can schedule 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.