Employee Resources - COVID-19

While COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health emergency, health officials across the country agree that upper respiratory illnesses will be with us for the foreseeable futureLet’s work together by:

  • Staying up to date with relevant vaccinations
  • Staying home when feeling sick, washing hands often, and covering mouths to cough or sneeze
  • Respecting individuals who choose to wear masks
  • Wearing masks for a period of up to 10 days following an illness when in crowded indoor spaces like large classrooms

Western continues to be a mask-friendly environment. 

Can I get tested for COVID-19 on campus?

Testing is not available on campus.

When am I eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose?

Western community members are strongly encouraged to receive a booster dose that aligns with their personal eligibility. To determine your eligibility, please visit this Middlesex-London Health Unit resource or the Ontario Government’s booster dose eligibility checker.

Where can I receive a COVID-19 booster dose?

University community members may receive a COVID-19 booster dose or Influenza (flu) vaccination at a pharmacy in London (new window).

Can students coming from outside of Canada get vaccinated here?

Students new to Canada are referred to a local pharmacy for available vaccines.

Will I have to pay to receive my vaccine(s)?

You have access to COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge, regardless of UHIP/OHIP status. You should provide your UHIP card if asked.

UHIP members in Ontario can receive a vaccination at no cost, regardless of where it is administered (public health unit vaccination sites, designated pharmacies, walk-in clinics, family practices, and others).

If you paid for the vaccine, you can submit a claim for reimbursement up to the UHIP-designated amount. Contact iesc@uwo.ca with any questions.

Whom do I contact for more information?

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit:


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Mask Dispensers On Campus

Medical-grade masks continue to be available for free through mask dispensers throughout campus. Please refer to the map below for more details on the mask dispenser locations on campus. 


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