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.

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Updated: October 22

Vaccine-Related Requirements

Mandatory Vaccinations and Vaccine Upload

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.

Vaccine Booster Shots

At this time, booster shots are not required but are available on campus to students and employees who meet the New York State eligibility criteria.

Getting Vaccinated

Stick it to COVID

Vaccines On Campus

All students, faculty, and employees who are eligible under state guidelines can schedule a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot at the NYU Student Health Center.

Vaccines Off Campus

We strongly urge everyone in the NYU community to seek a vaccine where available. You are not required to get vaccinated on campus.


All individuals 12 years of age and older who reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine in accordance with the NYS guidelines.

Booster shots are available to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria.

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.

Paid Time Off for Vaccination

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).

More on COVID-19 time and leave considerations

Staying Safe During the Vaccine Roll-Out

All community members—regardless of vaccination status—must keep up safe behaviors and habits. Mask wearing, 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.