Students, Staff and Anyone in Wisconsin is Encouraged to Schedule COVID Vaccines at with Agency Code madisonvax

April 27, 2021 – May 31, 2021, No Current End Date | UW Offers COVID-19 Vaccinations to Local Community, Students, Staff

Nicholas Recreation Center, 797 W. Dayton Street

Thousand of appointments are available starting April 27

from University Health Services

More details available here

University Health Services now is able to offer vaccines to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including friends and family of UW-Madison students and employees. Currently, Moderna is available to everyone 18 years of age and older and Pfizer is available to everyone 16 and older.

Vaccinations are at the Nicholas Recreation Center, 797 W. Dayton St. in Madison.

Schedule a vaccine appointment

  • Sign up at
  • Enter the agency code madisonvax
  • Complete the online registration form
  • You will receive a one-time registration code sent to the email or phone number you provided
  • Create a password
  • Schedule your appointment
  • You will need to show your barcode when you arrive for your appointment; you may print this out to bring with you, or log in again at your appointment at this link with the username and password you created when making your appointment.

If you have difficulty scheduling an appointment online, email

On the day of your appointment

Log in to with the username and password you created when you made your appointment and complete the Same-Day Screening and Consent Form in “Consent Forms” before your appointment. You will also need the barcode that appears when you sign in, which you can either print ahead of time or show on your smart device when you arrive at the Nicholas Recreation Center for your vaccine.

Getting to the Nicholas Recreation Center
You do not need to show a negative test result to enter the building for your vaccine appointment.

  • View a map.
  • Hourly parking is available in Lot 46, or there are parking meters on W. Dayton Street in front of the Kohl Center. UHS does not validate parking.
  • Check Madison Metro for a list of routes that stop near The Nick, including 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9, and the 80 campus bus.
  • Bike racks are also available outside the Nick.
  • Enter the building’s main entrance at 797 W. Dayton Street and follow the signs to Courts 1 and 2. You may also ask for help at the front desk.

Vaccination is safe. University Health Services staff will ask you to remain at the site for 15 minutes following your shot to make sure you don’t have a rare allergic reaction. Most people will not have a reaction.

If you receive a two-dose vaccine from UHS, either Moderna or Pfizer, you will be instructed to make an appointment for your second dose before you leave.