In accordance with the city of Philadelphia Board of Health’s vaccine requirements for universities, Temple University requires all faculty, staff, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All of our students will need to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption prior to the beginning of the fall 2022 semester to participate in on-campus, in-person learning and activities.

Read more details below, including when and how to get vaccinated and how to upload your vaccine information. 

Vaccine Booster

The city of Philadelphia’s vaccine mandate for institutions of higher education is still in effect, meaning that all students, faculty and staff are required to have the original vaccine series or an approved vaccine exemption.

Temple strongly recommends all members of the university community get a booster as soon as possible. Boosters are the best way to prevent infection or becoming seriously ill if you are infected. Appointments are available through either Employee Health Services or Student Health Services and can be scheduled through the patient health portal.

Booster clinics will also be held on Aug. 29 and 30 and additional clinics will be added as needed. We also remain in frequent communication with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to ensure we have up to date information about variant-specific vaccines, should they become available.

You are eligible for a booster if 

  • it has been five months or more since you received the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or 

  • two months or more since the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

If you have already received your booster shot from somewhere other than Temple, please upload your booster shot information at temple.edu/vaxupload and continue to stay informed and follow healthy behaviors.

Getting Your Vaccine at Temple

Students, faculty and staff can call 215-204-7500 to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine at Student Health Services, 1700 N. Broad St., 4th floor. Appointments can also be made using the health portal.

Read responses to questions about vaccine distribution at Temple below.

How to Upload Your Vaccination Information

Once you are vaccinated, please upload your vaccine information to Temple’s health portal. By providing this information, you are helping us determine how close the Temple community is to reaching herd immunity.

Please be aware that uploading your vaccine information is required in order to be considered fully vaccinated by the university.

Follow these steps to upload your vaccination record.

  1. Go to the health portal.

  2. Log in using your Temple ID and password.

  3. Select the “Immunizations” tab. Then, select the blue “COVID-19” dropdown menu.

  4. Find the vaccine you received (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer) and fill in the dates for each dose. Those dates should be clearly labeled on your vaccination card. Once you have added the dates, select “Submit.”

  5. Go to the “Upload” tab.

  6. Upload an image of your vaccination record. (If you are using a cell phone, you will have the option to use your camera to take a photo of the document.) Once the file is attached, select “Upload.”

If completed successfully, your file will be listed at the bottom of the page, under the header “Documents already on file.”

Once your information has been reviewed, the dates you submitted to the “Immunizations” page will be marked “Verified.”

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About the Vaccines

In an effort to address common questions, concerns and misinformation, we asked Temple health experts to respond to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

Below, you can find general information about getting vaccinated.

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Addressing Common Myths About Vaccines

False claims continue to circulate online, causing many people to make incorrect assumptions about the COVID-19 vaccines. 

We've assembled the following list of facts to dispel rumors about the vaccine and help keep you and the entire Temple community safe and healthy. 

These facts are based on information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Mayo Clinic, and the World Health Organization (WHO).