COVID-19 Booster Doses

  • Three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred.
  • Visit for more information or talk to your pharmacist to determine which vaccine is best for you.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen
Age: 5+ Years Age: 18+ Years Age: 18+ Years

Primary Series:
2 Doses, 3 Weeks Apart

Primary Series:
2 Doses, 4 Weeks Apart
Primary Series:
1 Dose

1st Booster:
18+ Years: Booster of Pfizer OR Moderna 5 Months After Last Dose of Primary Series

12-17 Years: Booster of Pfizer 5 months after last dose of primary series

1st Booster:
18+ Years: Booster of Pfizer OR Moderna 5 Months After Last Dose of Primary Series


18+ Years: Booster of Pfizer OR Moderna 2 Months After Last Dose of Primary Series

You may get a J&J vaccine in some situations

2nd Booster:
50+ Years AND
 4 Months After Receipt of a First Booster Dose of Any COVID-19 Vaccine

12+ Years AND Immunocompromised

2nd Booster:
50+ Years AND 4 Months After Receipt of a First Booster Dose of any COVID-19 Vaccine

18+ Years AND Immunocompromised

2nd Booster:
18+ Years AND Received a Primary Vaccine and Booster Dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine at Least 4 Months Ago May Receive a 2nd Booster Dose Using an mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Vaccination clinics will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Union 109 during the month of April
  • Individuals will sign-up through the SONA system
  • Vaccines are available to everyone, including family members!
  • Contact the Center for Pharmacy Care (412.396.2155) to schedule individual appointments Monday - Friday in the Muldoon Building at the corner of Chatham Square and Fifth Avenue

COVID Testing

Employee Asymptomatic Testing

Duquesne University is offering free COVID-19 antigen testing to all students, faculty, and staff who are asymptomatic (no symptoms) but have had a recent known exposure to a covid positive case or for anyone who may be concerned about exposure and would like to be tested.

Clinics will begin Monday, February 7th from 11AM-3PM in Room 109 of the Student Union. The clinics will run on a weekly basis, rotating M-W-F and T-Th on alternate weeks.

You can schedule an appointment for testing via SONA which can be accessed HERE.

A training guide on using the SONA system and scheduling appointments can be accessed HERE. Walk-in appointments will also be available.

Please bring your Duquesne ID with you to your testing appointment.

Employee Symptomatic Testing

  • Employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can contact the Center for Pharmacy Care at 412.396.2155 to schedule an appointment for a free antigen test. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Muldoon Building. No walk-ins will be permitted. Employees also may utilize local testing centers in the surrounding area.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, follow-up with your primary care provider and immediately contact your Duquesne supervisor and the Office of Human Resources to let them know.
  • Duquesne Positive COVID-19 Test Policy:
    • Individuals who test positive must isolate until:
      • At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND
      • Your fever has resolved without using fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours
  • COVID-19 Symptoms
    • Fever over 100.2, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, excessive fatigue, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea