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.  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.