COVID-19 Vaccines at USC

Vaccines are crucial tools in the fight against deadly infectious diseases; we strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccination, and boosters when eligible.

Vaccination appointments through the USC Pharmacies are open to all current USC students (and May graduates), all USC faculty, and university staff are eligible for vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines are provided a no cost to current students, faculty, and staff.

Video: COVID-19 Vaccines and Variants, Explained

Meet the “Vaccine Heroes” of USC

Dr. Peter Marshall getting vaccinated
Peter Marshall, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Photo credit: Ricardo Carrasco III)
“I chose to get vaccinated to protect my family, patients and myself.”


Health care workers who have been vaccinated.
Eddie Monroy and Daniel Salinas, Clinical Instructors in Physical Therapy (Photo credit: Photo/BKNPT)
Daniel Salinas: “To protect my family and my patients and to take a small step towards a return to normal life.”
Eddie Monroy: “I choose to be vaccinated to protect myself and others. Also, to demonstrate to others that it’s safe and to trust the incredible scientific breakthrough that it is.”
Assistant Chief Alma Burke of the Department of Public Safety, getting vaccinated
Alma Burke, Assistant Chief of Field Operations in the Department of Public Safety
“I made the decision to take the vaccine largely in part because I have elderly parents. I personally lost my grandfather and my uncle to COVID.”
Dr. Avisahi Sadan getting vaccinated.
Avishai Sadan, dean of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC receives the first dose of his COVID-19 vaccination from Guadalupe Felix. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Community member Nidia Salas en route to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Nidia Salas, 68, receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday at Keck Hospital of USC. Her son works as a housekeeper at the facility. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)
Keck Medicine employees, the first 8 to receive COVID-19 vaccines at USC
Edward Jones-Lopez, Peter Marshall, Noel Battle, Sara Troyer, Samuel Ware, Dodgie Cortes, Addie Morgan and Maria Saravia are the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Keck Medicine of USC. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)