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Vaccination rates? Student Health portals? Another email from Pitt’s COVID-19 team? It can be daunting, and sometimes confusing.
Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office released data Wednesday showing that, so far, only about half of students, faculty and staff have submitted documentation proving that they received a COVID-19 vaccine. But officials said it’s likely this rate will increase as more people upload their cards.
Students who aren’t vaccinated — or don’t provide proof that they are — are subject to additional safety rules this semester, such as mandatory weekly virus testing and wearing a mask outdoors.
With classes set to start next week and move-in even sooner, The Pitt News compiled a step-by-step guide on how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record to the University.
Head to Pitt’s Student Health Services Portal.
Click on the “Immunization” tab in the upper left corner.
Select the appropriate COVID-19 vaccine category to enter your data (COVID-19 U.S. Approved Vaccines or COVID-19 International Approved Vaccines).
Enter the date(s) you received each dose under the appropriate vaccine type (Pictured are the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccine, respectively).
Click the “Submit” button.
Click on the “Upload” tab in the center of the screen.
Choose to submit a “COVID Vaccination Card” in the dropdown menu (Acceptable file types are .gif, .png, .tiff, .tif, .jpg, .jpeg, .txt and .pdf).
Select a file and click “Upload” (The file should be of the front of your vaccine card, which includes your name, what COVID-19 vaccine you received and the date(s) you received the vaccine).