Date: May 7, 2021
To: The NYU Community
From: Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, Exec. Lead, COVID Prevention & Response Team

NYU is requiring that all members of the community who get vaccinated also upload their vaccination information.

Throughout the period of the pandemic, our decision-making has been guided by science and the goal of keeping each other safe.

The science tells us that vaccination is vitally important to our goals of keeping each other safe while allowing us to ease campus restrictions and return to in-person activities. For these reasons, it is very important that NYUers who will be on campus in the fall get vaccinated, and it is required that everyone who is vaccinated submit proof of vaccination.

Uploading Your Proof of Vaccination: Making Campus Access Easier

Vaccination status is an integral part of the current CDC and NYS public health guidelines. In response to these new guidelines, NYU is shifting its compliance model to take into account individuals' vaccination status, tying this information to building access and the Daily Screener.

Effective June 7th, students and employees who have uploaded their proof of vaccination, had it reviewed, and are determined to be fully vaccinated will be exempt from NYU’s ongoing testing program. They will also no longer be required to quarantine following close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19 if they do not develop symptoms of COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status, anyone with close contact exposure and/or symptoms of COVID-19 are still required to complete the self-report form.

Unvaccinated individuals will be required to continue ongoing testing and will be required to quarantine following close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Data-Driven Decisions about Campus Life

By tracking aggregate vaccination rates, the University can make better informed public health decisions regarding community health, such as on-campus density, allowable in-person activities, and setting testing frequency. Hence the requirement to upload your proof of vaccination.

Instructions

If you were vaccinated through the Student Health Center’s on-campus vaccination program, your record of vaccination is automatically uploaded, and you do not need to do anything further.

All students and employees who were vaccinated at either NYU Langone or another off-campus site will need to manually upload their vaccine card to the Student Health Center Portal.

Uploading your proof of vaccination is important and doesn’t take long, so please do it promptly after receiving the final dose of any FDA authorized or World Health Organization (WHO) listed vaccines (eg, the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the first dose of the Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine). Go to the NYU Returns Vaccination Hub for frequently asked questions about vaccination requirements, acceptable vaccines, instructions for submitting your proof of vaccination, and much more.

All NYU students and employees who were vaccinated off-campus or at NYU Langone will need to manually upload their vaccine card to the Student Health Center Portal. If you were vaccinated through the Student Health Center’s on-campus vaccination program, your record of vaccination is automatically uploaded, and you do not need to do anything further.

It’s pretty quick and easy.

To get started:

  1. Log in to the SHC Portal with your Net ID, password, and University ID number (N number)
  2. Select Medical Clearances from the menu
  3. Find the row for COVID-19 Vaccine
  4. Upload a copy of the front of your vaccine card
  5. Manually enter the dates and type of vaccine you received
  6. You’re done!

We are only requesting a copy of your vaccine card and the dates and type of vaccine you received. Please do not submit any other medical or health information.

Find more information on the NYU Returns website including our detailed step-by-step instructions.

Appointments to be vaccinated are much easier to make now than even just a few weeks ago. So, get vaccinated, and then upload your info.

Thank you for doing your part to help protect the health and safety of the NYU community. Stay safe and healthy.

Thanks,
Carlo Ciotoli, MD
Executive Lead, NYU’s COVID Prevention & Response Team