From 14 February 2022, anyone attending UQ campuses, sites or facilities must be fully vaccinated – with an approved TGA vaccine – against COVID-19.

This will include:

  • staff (including academic affiliates)
  • students
  • volunteers
  • contractors
  • controlled entities
  • tenants, and
  • visitors 16 years and older.

The COVID-19 vaccination procedure to support this requirement is available online, and will support UQ’s Health, Safety and Wellness Policy.

UQ has a diverse community that attends our locations every day – often in close settings. An outbreak of COVID-19 would pose a significant health risk to this community and substantially impact our teaching, research and community engagement services.

While vaccines may not be able to prevent you from getting COVID-19, they do reduce the severity and duration of the illness, hospitalisation rates and transmission.

Vaccination will be a key measure for the University to minimise the impacts from the inevitable spread of COVID-19 next year.

Next steps

Early January: Staff and students will receive an email requesting a declaration of their vaccination status via a secure online UQ portal to be completed as soon as possible – no later than 11.59pm Sunday 13 February 2022.

Early January: HR and Student Services teams available to provide staff and students with support and to answer questions they may have about the requirements.

For support, contact:

Staff (including volunteers and academic affiliates): email

Students: email or phone + 61 (07) 3365 1704

Controlled entities, contractors and tenants: email