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 has been an essential component to resuming in-person learning and campus activities. In addition to NYU’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the government requires federal contractors–which includes NYU–to ensure that its employees are vaccinated.

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Updated: January 7

Vaccine-Related Requirements

Mandatory Vaccinations, Boosters, and Records Upload

All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, employees, visitors, vendors, and affiliates—are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to upload proof of their vaccination to NYU's portal and to have that vaccination documentation accepted by NYU.

NYU now also requires all members of the NYU community to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination as soon as they are eligible and upload proof of the vaccination by January 18, 2022.

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 5 years of age and older who reside 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.

Those not eligible by January 18, 2022 are required to get the booster and upload proof within seven days of the date when they become eligible.

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  

All community members—regardless of vaccination status—must keep up safe behaviors and habits. Mask wearing, avoiding crowds, hand hygiene, regular testing if not fully vaccinated, 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.