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.
Vaccinations are required for all students returning to campus for fall 2021 and students must upload proof of vaccination by July 19.
All faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and must upload proof of vaccination by August 1.
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: June 15
- NYU requires all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), faculty, and employees to be vaccinated to have access to NYU buildings for the 2021–22 academic year.
- Vaccines must be authorized by the FDA or on the WHO list of approved vaccines
Student COVID-19 Vaccinations Key Dates
All students are required to be vaccinated and upload proof of vaccine by July 19.
Full Text of COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline
On or Before June 21: 1st Dose
- Last date for first dose of Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm
On or Before June 28: 1st Dose
- Last date for first dose of Pfizer
On or Before July 19:
- Last Date for second dose of Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer
- Last Date for single dose of Johnson & Johnson
- Upload your proof of vaccination
As of June 7, students, faculty, and employees who are fully vaccinated, have uploaded their proof of vaccination, and had it validated will be exempt from NYU’s ongoing Community Testing program and quarantining following close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19 (assuming no symptoms). Proof of vaccination is now tied to the Daily Screener and NYU building access.
Regardless of vaccination status, anyone with close contact exposure and/or symptoms of COVID-19 are still required to complete the self-report form.
All community members — both those awaiting vaccination and who have been vaccinated — 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.
Vaccinating our community against COVID-19 will allow us to resume many of our pre-COVID activities and routines. However, it will take some months before we have vaccinated a substantial majority of the University community.
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Currently, everyone above the age of 12 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, 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.
With all people 12 and older who live, study, and/or work in NY State now eligible for vaccines, the Student Health Center has launched an on-campus vaccination program for students, faculty, and employees. Prior to launching, the University connected more than 10,000 NYU faculty and employees in eligible categories to vaccination appointments at NYU Langone. If you are offered a vaccine, pay careful attention to any communication you receive since the procedures at each location are different.
We still urge all NYU community members to get vaccinated as early as possible wherever they can secure an appointment, either at NYU or any other authorized site.
Be sure to check your email regularly and ensure that your mobile phone number is correct in Albert (students) or PeopleSync (employees) so we can reach you when a vaccine is available for you.