The policies and procedures on this site reflect current guidelines. All information is subject to change prior to the start of the fall semester.
Updated: July 12, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Vaccination Sites on Campus
LSU Student Union Theater
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus until Sept. 1
- LSU Student Union Theater reception area
- Tues-Sat, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Open to anyone over the age of 12
- Anyone scheduled for a second dose at Tiger Stadium, may receive it at the Union Theater location or another location off-campus
- Walk-ups are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment in advance.
Student Health Center
- LSU Student Health Center's Injection Clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccine during the SHC’s Injection Clinic regular hours.
- Open to LSU students, faculty and staff
- No appointment necessary
Let Us Know You're Vaccinated
In order to collect an accurate count of who still needs the vaccine, please let LSU know if you've already been vaccinated by completing the survey below.
If you have a Louisiana driver's license and have been vaccinated, download LA Wallet for a digital copy of your vaccination card.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
For those who are considering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please see the CDC website for the latest information about this vaccine.
Have concerns about the coronavirus vaccine? Here are the facts.
No! The vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to respond and protect you from exposure to the coronavirus.
Each vaccine brand has proven to be effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are more than 90 percent effective at preventing all infections of COVID-19, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 72 percent effective—far surpassing the minimum efficacy set by the FDA of 50 percent.
Each week, current and incoming LSU students and employees who have been vaccinated can be randomly selected to win prizes! If you have received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are eligible for weekly prize drawings. Please visit the vaccine incentive page for more information.
COVID-19 vaccines don’t interact with your DNA. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA), a technology that has existed for decades but is groundbreaking in the COVID-19 vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses more traditional virus-based technology.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses a disabled adenovirus unrelated to the coronavirus to deliver protection instructions. This disabled adenovirus can’t replicate in your body and won’t give you a viral infection.
mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers your immune system.
Despite false or misleading claims, no steps were skipped in the vaccine’s development. More than 100,000 people participated in the various vaccine clinical trials and underwent rigorous observation during and after vaccination. Many scientists believe the pandemic has actually ushered in a new era of vaccine research. The vaccine’s rapid development was possible because of previous research about other coronaviruses, a global collaboration between scientists, funding from the government and private sector, and the breakthrough in mRNA technology.
Handwashing, masks, and social distancing in combination with the vaccine are still necessary to overcome COVID-19 and return our community back to normal sooner, since it’s still unclear how much vaccination prevents transmission to others who aren’t vaccinated.
Even people who have already had COVID-19 can receive the vaccine to protect against reinfection.
While the vaccine isn’t ineffective against the variants, it is less effective; however, it still provides some worthwhile protection against them.
As your body builds protection after receiving the vaccine, you may experience common side effects including pain or swelling at the injection side, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. If you experience any side effects that cause concern, please consult with a medical professional.