I want to know more about COVID-19 vaccination, in general.

We recommend you check out the CDC’s Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.

I’m having side effects after receiving my vaccine.

You may have some side effects after receiving your vaccine. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination, such as a sore arm at the vaccination site, chills or tiredness, may affect your ability to do daily activities, and they should go away in a few days.

Download V-safe, the CDC’s after-vaccination health checker app, to tell the CDC about any side effects you experience after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have a medical concern:

  • Students: Call the Student Health Center at (212) 443-1000 and ask to speak with a nurse.
  • Faculty and Employees: Contact your medical provider.

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t get the vaccine?

Yes –

  • People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider if you’ve had a severe or immediate allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to another vaccine.

If I have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, can I still receive the vaccine?

Yes, as long as you have been released from isolation, are no longer symptomatic and have been medically cleared by a doctor after having COVID-19, you are able to get vaccinated. You do not have to wait until 90 days after your diagnosis. As long as you are not actively sick, you are able to get the vaccine.

I have a medical question that isn’t answered here. Can I talk to someone?

The information in these pages is intended to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information about vaccine distribution at NYU. We can’t provide specific medical advice. If you have a medical question or concern:

In the event of an emergency, call 911.