Vaccine FAQs

Yes, all Villanova students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021. Exceptions will be made for medical or religious reasons, and provisions will be made for international students to receive the vaccine once on-campus if they are unable to meet this requirement in advance of the fall semester.

Villanova will accept Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, which have been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) through the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Villanova will also accept vaccines that have prequalified for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluation process. The WHO vaccine evaluation list can be found on the WHO's Emergency Use Listing for COVID-19 Vaccines page, under the Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process link. When accessing this document, the word "finalized" must appear under Status of Assessment.  

It depends upon which vaccine you receive. The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the ones currently approved by the FDA for EUA. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines both require two doses for protection against COVID-19 and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose. 

COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available through most retail pharmacy chains such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. You can also visit to find a location near you.

Vaccinated individuals will not need to wear a mask, participate in surveillance testing, and isolate/quarantine. Individuals who receive exemptions for medical and religious reasons will be required to continue to wear masks indoors, participate in surveillance testing and isolate/quarantine.


If you have additional questions or concerns regarding Villanova's vaccine requirement, please contact:

Students (undergraduate, graduate, law):

Student Health Center
Phone: 610-519-4070

Faculty and Staff:

Human Resources
Phone: 610-519-7900