Oct. 22, 2021

The State Board of Health on Aug. 20 approved a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for NSHE students planning to enroll in the spring 2022 semester. 

This does not affect fall 2021 enrollment. 

Registration for spring 2022 courses begins Nov. 1.  Proof of vaccination will be required for enrollment in spring courses.  To complete your vaccination process by Nov. 1 with either of the two-dose vaccines, Pfizer or Moderna, we strongly recommend you get your first dose as soon as possible and not later than mid-September. Proof of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine also satisfies the requirement.

The COVID-19 vaccination is the most powerful tool to combat the virus and to prevent its spread on our campuses and the broader community.  With this vaccine mandate, we plan to return to the full range of in-person course offerings in the spring semester. 

Students taking only online courses will not be required to be vaccinated. Additional information about how to provide proof of vaccination or to ask for a religious or medical exemption will be coming soon. 

UNLV health centers offer free COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information and updates, check the UNLV COVID-19 website.