Protecting our communities

When Should I Get My COVID-19 Booster?

West Virginia University is continuing to monitor data points and update guidance for the campus community to remain safe and healthy.

Masks are required for employees, patients and visitors in designated areas of the WVU Health Sciences Center where patient care services are provided. Masks are optional, regardless of vaccination status, in all other areas across the WVU System.

Those on the Health Sciences Campus involved in patient care, including residents, fellows and students may be required to follow separate WVU Health System or other clinical provider’s policies, including those related to COVID-19, such as masks, PPE and vaccinations.

WVU strongly encourages everyone to stay optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and staying up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one. Boosters significantly enhance vaccine effectiveness against infection and also decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death for those who are vaccinated but become infected with COVID-19. Use to find a location near you.

COVID-19 tests are readily available through local health departments, pharmacies and through the federal government's website,

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