All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, employees, visitors, vendors, and affiliates—are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted as soon as they are elibile, to upload proof of their vaccination to NYU's portal and to have that vaccination documentation accepted by NYU.

In setting our vaccination requirement, NYU is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community and ensuring the University is in compliance with governmental requirements.

The following information addresses some of the most common questions that have arisen from the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The information below is subject to change in accordance with changes in law and regulations, public health guidance, and the evolving nature of the pandemic.

Stick it to COVID

Updated: June 24


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Requirement

Accepted Vaccines

Vaccines must be authorized in the United States by the FDA or on the WHO list of approved vaccines. NYU is currently accepting the FDA-authorized vaccines and the WHO-listed vaccines.

Students

All NYU students - in the United States and at all NYU Study Away sites - are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted as soon as they are eligible, unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption. This includes students in undergraduate, graduate, professional, non-credit, and non-degree programs.

NYU also requires that all students upload proof of the vaccination by July 15, 2022. Those students not eligible by the deadline must receive their booster vaccination and upload their proof within seven (7) days of their eligibility date.  Use our COVID-19 booster calculator to determine the day you are eligible and the day you must upload proof by.

Online Students

The only exception to NYU’s student vaccine requirement is for those enrolled in only online courses who engage in no in-person University-sponsored activities. Students taking only online courses are required to be vaccinated, and to submit proof of their vaccination, if they will access any NYU buildings or participate in any in-person University-sponsored activities, whether on- or off-campus, such as internships, practicums, field placements, immersion experiences, field trips, and events.

Faculty and Employees

NYU requires all employees – faculty, administrators, and staff – to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted as soon as they are eligible, unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption. This applies to all employees working in the U.S., including those approved to work remotely.

NYU employees are also required to upload proof of their vaccination. Those employees not currently eligible must receive their booster vaccination and upload their proof within seven (7) days of their eligibility date.

Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates

All affiliates, vendors, and visitors whose in-person presence is essential to the University’s academic mission and core operations are required to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster vaccine, when eligible, against COVID-19—to have access to NYU facilities and in-person NYU-sponsored activities, including those occurring off-campus.  Review the Campus Visitors pages for full information »

COVID-19 Booster Calculator

  • Please ensure your eligibility before getting vaccinated
  • Once you complete both fields and press the "Calculate" button, your results will appear underneath


Please enter a valid date (MM/DD/YYYY).


Upload Proof of Vaccination

Uploading your proof of vaccination and booster is important and doesn’t take long, so please do it promptly.

  1. Log in to the SHC Portal with your Net ID, password, and University ID number (8-digit N number).  Your University ID number is on the back of your NYU ID card.
  2. Select "Medical Clearances" in the menu
  3. Find the row for "COVID-19 Vaccine"
  4. Upload a photo or scanned copy of the front of your vaccine card
  5. Manually enter the dates and type of vaccine you received
  6. You're done!
Visitors, vendors, and affiliates, please review the Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates pages for your vaccination upload instructions.

Vaccination Status

Vaccination status is an important factor in determining what University-sponsored activities you are permitted to participate in and the actions (e.g., testing, quarantine) you are required to take to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

You are required to make the University aware of your vaccination status by uploading proof of your primary vaccination and booster to the SHC Portal and having it validated by NYU.

Up to Date

NYU guidance citing individuals who are “up to date” on their vaccinations means anyone who:

  • Received their booster vaccination;
    - OR -
  • Completed their primary vaccination with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine more than 14 days ago, but is not yet eligible to receive their booster vaccination. Specifically this means:
    • Pfizer primary series: You completed a primary series of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine between 14 days and 5 months ago. 
    • Moderna primary series: You completed a primary series of two doses of the Moderna vaccine between 14 days and 5 months ago.
    • Johnson & Johnson vaccine: You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) between 14 days and 2 months ago.
    • WHO-listed series: You completed a primary series of two doses of a WHO-listed vaccine between 14 days and 5 months ago.

Once you are eligible to receive a booster shot, you must receive one in order to remain up to date on your vaccinations. If you are eligible to receive a booster shot, but have not received one, you are no longer considered up to date.  

Fully Vaccinated

Guidance citing “fully vaccinated” individuals means anyone who:

  1. has completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine, meaning they received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine;
     – AND –
  2. for whom 14 days have passed since their final dose.

Exemption Requests

Please note that students and employees of the College of Dentistry who require access to the College's clinical facilities are subject to different exemption standards in accordance with regulations for healthcare facilities issued by the New York State Department of Health.

Students

Students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Review of exemption requests will take approximately ten business days so please submit your request with adequate time for review. Students who already have an approved exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement do not need to submit an additional request for the COVID-19 booster.

All medical and religious exemption requests should be submitted on the exemption request forms provided by NYU and accompanied by a waiver form signed by the student, or a minor student’s parent or guardian.  The forms can be accessed by following the process below. Exemption requests will not be reviewed if incomplete documentation is submitted. Complete submissions will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if they are valid.

Students will be notified by University email whether or not their exemption request was approved. All decisions of the University are final and are not subject to appeal.  If an exemption is granted, the student will be required to participate in NYU's community testing program and may be required to comply with additional safety protocols, and/or temporarily excluded from certain facilities or activities in order to protect the health and safety of the student and the community in accordance with public health guidelines and University policies.

While NYU's vaccine requirement applies to all NYU buildings, facilities, and participation in any in-person University-sponsored activities, whether on- or off-campus, please note that approved exemptions under NYU's policies and processes may be limited to NYU facilities.  Students participating in activities off-campus, including those sponsored by the University or related to academic programming, may be subject to different exemption protocols, processes, and decisions made by third-party facilities and entities that are outside of NYU's control. In such an event, the more stringent protocol will typically apply.

Students: To Request a Medical or Religious Exemption

  1. Log in to the SHC Portal with your Net ID, password, and University ID number (N number)
  2. Select Downloadable Forms from the menu
  3. Select the appropriate form
  4. Download and print the form
  5. Once your form is complete follow steps 1-3 and upload the waiver and exemption form
Students must submit separate exemption requests for each vaccine from which they want to request a medical exemption.

Faculty and Employees

Faculty and employees may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Exemption requests will be reviewed in a timely manner.  Please submit your request with adequate time for review. Faculty and employees who already have an approved exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement do not need to submit an additional request for the COVID-19 booster.

All medical and religious exemption requests should be submitted with the exemption request form provided by NYU.  The form can be accessed by following the process below. The Office of Equal Opportunity will notify a requestor if their submission is incomplete or insufficient. Complete submissions will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if they are valid.

Faculty and employees will be notified by University email whether or not their exemption request was approved.  If an exemption is granted, faculty and other employees will be required to participate in NYU's community testing program and may be required to comply with additional safety protocols, including mask wearing, and access requirements in accordance with applicable law, public health guidelines and University policies.

Faculty and Employees: To Request a Medical or Religious Exemption

Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates

Visitors, vendors, and affiliates who have been approved to come to campus may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for a limited number of reasons.  These individuals must claim their valid exemption requests and follow all subsequent protocols.  Review the Visitors, Vendors, and Affiliates pages for specific instructions.


Consequences for Non-Compliance

Students: NYU requires that students be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine and submit proof of vaccination as soon as possible—no later than July 15, 2022, for the fall 2022 semester—(unless they have been granted a medical or religious exemption) in order to avoid any inconvenience or interruption in learning. NYU also requires that all students who are eligible must receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination and upload proof of the vaccination by July 15, 2022.

Failure to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 immunization requirement will result in being prevented from entering NYU buildings and other significant consequences, up to and including de-enrollment. Consequences of de-enrollment include: being dropped from and unable to attend classes; if you live on campus, being required to vacate your residence hall; and having your identification card deactivated. De-enrollment may also carry financial consequences in accordance with NYU’s Refund Schedule.

Review the guidance specifically for international students who do not have access to COVID-19 vaccines prior to arriving on campus.

NYU faculty, administrators, and staff: Failure to comply with the vaccination requirement will result in being prohibited from being on campus and being placed on unpaid leave. For more information, please contact your Human Resources Officer.

Visitors, vendors, and affiliates:
Visitors, vendors, and affiliates must be in compliance with NYU’s vaccination requirements to have access to NYU buildings or participate in any in-person NYU-sponsored activities, whether on or off campus.


Where to Get Vaccinated

NYU community members can get vaccinated on or off campus. All students, faculty, and employees who are eligible under state guidelines can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot on-campus, but you are not required to get your vaccine at NYU. We encourage everyone in the NYU community to seek a vaccine where available.

Paid Time Off for Vaccination

NYU provides four hours of paid leave per appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees experiencing temporary side effects from vaccination may also take up to one day off without depleting their sick leave balance (use Excused Absence code). More on COVID-19 time and leave considerations.  


Questions and Support

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