Getting vaccinated protects both you and those around you. Studies show that vaccines not only help keep you from getting COVID-19, they also reduce the severity of your illness if you do get the virus. A high vaccination rate among NYU community members is essential to resuming in-person learning and campus activities.
Whether you get vaccinated on campus, through NYU Langone, or off campus, our aim is to help all NYU community members access vaccinations as soon as possible.
Updated: August 18
NYU requires all students, faculty, employees, and campus visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of vaccination as a condition of having access to NYU buildings—both in New York City and at the majority of our Study Away sites in the US and abroad—for the 2021-22 academic year.
Currently, everyone 12 and older who lives, works, or studies in New York State is eligible to get vaccinated in accordance with the NYS guidelines.
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.
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).
All community members—regardless of vaccination status—must keep up safe behaviors and habits. Mask wearing, physical distancing, avoiding crowds, hand hygiene, regular testing if unvaccinated, and use of the Daily Screener will continue to be mandated to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Please keep in mind that vaccinations immunize the individual, but during this process, it is equally important to sustain community health.