We encourage everyone in the NYU community to seek a vaccine when and where available. A limited amount of COVID-19 vaccines is available for students at the NYU Student Health Center.  Faculty and employees should seek vaccination at their care providers or communities.

Updated: September 28


All individuals 6 months of age and older who reside in the United States 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 who are eligible under state guidelines can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination on-campus, but Student Health Center supplies are limited. If you want to get vaccinated at the SHC, please call the SHC's Allergy, Immunology, and Travel Medicine department at (212) 443-1188. You may also contact your care provider or find a vaccine location through vaccines.gov.

If you schedule your vaccine through the SHC, 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

Employees and faculty—and students who prefer to get vaccinated off campus—are encouraged 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.