The University of North Carolina System remains committed to following guidance from public health officials and state law regarding vaccinations. No federal or state public health official has directed that COVID-19 vaccinations be mandated for students at institutions of higher education.
The UNC System strongly recommends the vaccine for students but is not requiring it. We urge our students and all North Carolinians to be vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. Across the state, our 16 university campuses are performing a public service by helping to distribute vaccines to faculty, staff, students and members of the community. To date, campus clinics have administered more than 62,500 vaccinations, and they will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months. We want to ensure that students have free and convenient access to vaccinations so that they can return to the full college experience as soon as possible.