Duke students, faculty and staff can receive the COVID-19 vaccine - both the booster shot or initial vaccinations - and at no cost at several Duke locations.

Booster Shots for Eligible Faculty and Staff

Duke is offering appointments for the bivalent booster shot to eligible faculty, staff, students, contractors, and volunteers. Below are the eligibility criteria for the booster:

  • The Pfizer bivalent booster is available to those ages 12 and older.

  • The Moderna booster is available to those 18 and older
  • The bivalent booster is only available to those who have had the two-shot primary series of the mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) or Novavax vaccines or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Those who recently received an initial vaccine shot or a booster should wait two months before getting the new bivalent booster.
  • Anyone who recently tested positive for COVID should wait 90 days after the onset of symptoms or a positive test before getting the new bivalent booster.

The CDC also said that individuals can choose any of the boosters now authorized regardless of the brand of their original shot. Duke medical experts suggest that anyone who received the J&J vaccine preferentially get a booster shot of either Pfizer or Moderna, which are highly effective in preventing severe illness.

Initial Vaccination for Faculty and Staff

New students, faculty, and staff who have not already been vaccinated against COVID-19 can be vaccinated at no cost. Employee clinics are available the Duke Medical Pavilion and Duke Raleigh Hospital locations (see below).


Duke Medical Pavilion
10 Duke Medicine Circle
Room 2w91
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
June 2, 9, 16, 23:
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Closed the week of July 3
Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcome
(Pfizer only)
Duke Raleigh Hospital
3300 Executive Drive
(Medical Office Building 9)
Fourth Floor (Map)
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Team members may walk-in for their vaccine.
Morreene Road
1400 Morreene Rd
Durham, NC, 27705-411
Apr. 3 - May 24, 2023
Noon - 4 p.m.
Schedule an appointment

Requirements & Exemptions

Duke strongly recommends getting up-to-date vaccinations against COVID-19, especially for those with conditions that place them at higher risk. 

Requirements & Exemptions

Outside Vaccination Reporting

If you received the COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Duke Employee/Student vaccination clinic (e.g. pharmacy, health department, other institution), please submit your completed vaccination card to Duke Employee Health or Duke Student Health so your records can be updated accordingly.

Vaccine Types

Duke is administering two different COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized and recommended for use in the United States: the Pfizer and limited supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those for whom the mRNA vaccine is contraindicated. The Moderna vaccine is widely available at pharmacies and many other locations you can find through the NC DHHS directory.

Initial vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses 21 days apart. The Pfizer booster only requires one dose. The Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) and booster shot requires one dose.

COVID-19 Vaccination Process for Duke Team Members