The message below was sent to students on June 2, 2021. The information may have changed. Please refer to the links in the message for the most up-to-date information.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has shared updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) regarding which vaccines the university will accept for building access and compliance for Fall 2021.
CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccines applies to vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen, in addition to COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). You can find this list from the WHO in the right-hand column of this webpage (column is titled “COVID-19 vaccine EUL issued”).
As of June 2, 2021, the following vaccines are authorized for emergency use by the WHO:
These COVID-19 vaccines will be accepted by the university for building access and compliance for Fall 2021. If you cannot get one of these vaccines before you return to campus, you will be able to receive an approved vaccine upon your arrival.
If you are already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we encourage you to upload your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to the MyMcKinley Portal by taking a few simple steps.
- Log into the MyMcKinley Portal: https://mymckinley.illinois.edu
- Click on the “Forms” button in the menu header.
- Choose “COVID-19 Vaccine Record Consent.”
- Fill out the form.
- Upload a photo of your completed COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. (A cell phone image is fine.)
- Click submit.
Note: International Vaccine Records require a certified English translation. If your vaccine card already has the translation pre-printed on your card in addition to your native language, this is acceptable as long as the name of the vaccine and your name is on the card in English. This is the same process as required for immunization records.
After you submit, the McKinley Health Center staff will verify the accuracy of your vaccine record. Once the upload has been reviewed and approved, your COVID-19 vaccines will appear under the Immunizations tab in your MyMcKinley Portal. Uploaded cards will be reviewed by mid-summer.
If you have any issues, please email the COVID Wellness Answer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-333-1900.
We encourage you to monitor the university’s Vaccine page of the COVID website for the latest updates.