When should I arrive?

Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment.

Do I need to do anything ahead of time?

Please wear clothing that will allow us access to the upper part of your arm. Your upper arm (deltoid muscle) must be easily accessible for us to administer your COVID-19 vaccine.

Do I have to bring anything?

Please bring your NYU ID card and the confirmation email you receive on the morning of your appointment. You must show your confirmation email to the Campus Safety officer to be allowed in the building.

If you are receiving your second dose, please bring your vaccine card.

Can I eat and take my medications before and after I get vaccinated?

Yes, you should eat and take all your medications as usual.

Can I bring someone with me?

Only individuals with confirmed vaccine appointments and caregivers for individuals with disabilities will be allowed to enter. Anyone else (friends, family members, roommates) will not be allowed in.

What happens during the appointment?

After you check in, you will be asked to complete some forms. Your nurse will review your health history and any health conditions you might have, make sure you’re eligible to receive the vaccine, and administer your vaccine.

After you receive your vaccine, you’ll remain in the vaccine clinic for 15-30 minutes so our nurses can monitor you for an adverse reaction (this is uncommon).

What happens if I have a bad reaction?

Before you receive your vaccine, your nurse will review your health history and any conditions that might give you a higher likelihood to have an adverse reaction.

If you do have a reaction, we have trained medical staff on-site who will respond quickly to make sure you’re safe and well.

If you have an adverse reaction to your first dose, our medical team will advise you on whether or not you should receive your second dose.

When can I leave?

You can expect the full appointment will take about 30-45 minutes. This includes time to check in, receive your vaccine, and be monitored by a nurse for 15-30 minutes afterward. Once your monitoring time period is over, you are free to leave.