EVMS is receiving allocations of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

At this time, EVMS is only providing vaccines to EVMS employees and students, according to the priority schedule listed below.

The vaccine is not required for any EVMS employee or student and is completely voluntary at this time. However, the best way to fight a virus and reduce transmission is through vaccination.

If you decline the vaccine when it is offered to you, you may receive another opportunity to get vaccinated, as supplies become available.

If you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you must follow all EVMS COVID-19 safety precautions and mandates. Anyone experiencing mild symptoms after receiving the vaccine must continue to follow EVMS protocols. Please see the What Should I Do? section.

Distribution priorities

There may be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines available at first. We will distribute the vaccine to employees and students based upon their risk level as outlined in the list below.

Most of our clinical departments have received vaccinations through our community partners. As such, our current priority levels for our employees and students include:

  • All healthcare providers and students involved in direct patient care not previously vaccinated
  • All other clinical personnel
  • All EVMS employees and students that are:
    • 65 years or older
    • 18-64 with underlying medical conditions
    • Non-clinical personnel in clinical departments, clinical research personnel and security
  • All remaining EVMS employees and students