We encourage everyone in the NYU community to seek a vaccine where available. 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.

Updated: September 14

PLEASE NOTE: Effective Wednesday, September 28, NYU will be lifting many existing COVID-19 protocols regarding masking, eating and drinking, testing, and performing arts practices. This page will be updated to reflect these changes. Please see the September 23rd announcement for the most current information.  


All individuals 6 months of age and older are eligible to receive their primary vaccination in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Eligibility for a booster vaccination depends on your age, the type of vaccine you received initially, and the date of your last dose. Individuals should follow CDC guidance to determine when they are eligible to receive a booster shot.  

If you live and work in another state or country, check with your local public health department or health care provider about vaccine eligibility and distribution.

COVID-19 vaccination is free for everyone who lives in the U.S., regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

Vaccines On Campus

All students, faculty, and employees who are eligible under state guidelines can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination on-campus. If you need a vaccine, please call the SHC's Allergy, Immunology, and Travel Medicine department at (212) 443-1188.

You only need to schedule one appointment. If you need a second vaccination to complete your primary vaccination series, you will schedule your second vaccine dose during your first appointment.

  • Hours: Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
  • Location: The vaccine clinic is currently located at 726 Broadway, 3rd Floor.
  • Vaccine Type: NYU is distributing the Pfizer vaccine. We are not able to administer any other vaccine at this time. For complete information about the Pfizer vaccine, please review the Pfizer vaccine website or download the fact sheet.

Vaccines Off Campus

If you prefer to get vaccinated off campus, we encourage you to use these resources to search for a vaccination appointment near you.

If you need accessibility accommodations, check NYC Vaccine Finder for accessible sites as noted by a physical accessibility icon next to the address. Review the full list of NYC COVID-19 resources for individuals with disabilities.

When to Get Vaccinated

Please consider the following guidelines when scheduling your vaccine appointment.

  • If you have a current COVID-19 infection, you should wait until you meet the criteria to end isolation before receiving a vaccine.
  • If you had a previous COVID-19 infection, you are eligible to receive a vaccine as soon as you meet the criteria to end isolation (generally about 5-10 days after your symptoms first appeared or you tested positive).
  • Recent COVID-19 infection is not a valid exemption to NYU's COVID-19 vaccination policy.
  • In some locations, you can not get vaccinated if the results for your most recent COVID-19 test are still pending. Please coordinate the timing of your appointment to ensure you will not have pending test results.
  • If you have had a severe or immediate allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to another vaccine you should talk to your healthcare provider about whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is right for you.

After Your Vaccination

You may have some side effects after receiving your vaccine. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination, such as a sore arm at the vaccination site, chills or tiredness, may affect your ability to do daily activities, and they should go away in a few days.

Download V-safe, the CDC’s after-vaccination health checker app, to tell the CDC about any side effects you experience after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have a medical concern:

  • Students: Call the Student Health Center at (212) 443-1000 and ask to speak with a nurse.
  • Faculty and Employees: Contact your medical provider.
  • In an emergency, call 911.

Getting Over Needle Phobia


Don't let your fear of needles keep you from getting vaccinated. NYU Nursing clinical assistant professor Saribel Garcia Quinones shares some insight into why people experience needle phobia and how they can overcome it.