Student and Academic Life

Vaccine Information for Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2021) — As of May, 60% of University of Kentucky students are vaccinated. While vaccines are not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged.  

To maximize your safety and that of others, and to take advantage of all campus resources and privileges, students should get vaccinated.  

UK accepts all World Health Organization approved vaccines, which includes Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, regardless of whether or not you received the vaccine from UK HealthCare. Be sure to verify your vaccination status with the university so that requirements for testing and screening can be modified. 

New and returning students are eligible to receive a vaccine, free of charge, at UK HealthCare facilities. You can register for your vaccine today at and choose from the following locations:  

University Health Pharmacy

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 830 South Limestone

Turfland Retail Pharmacy

  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 2195 Harrodsburg Road

Alumni Park Plaza

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 2317 Alumni Park Plaza. This site includes a drive-thru option as well.   

Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy

  • 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Kentucky Clinic Building, 740 S. Limestone 

Getting vaccinated is an important step to keep our communities healthy and safe. Click here to learn more about student vaccinations.  

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.