Vaccine Booster Requirement
- Who is eligible to receive a booster shot?
- What happens if I'm not eligible for a booster before January 18, 2022?
- For a booster shot, do I have to get the same vaccine that I originally received?
- Can I definitely get my booster shot through NYU if I want it?
- Which booster is NYU administering at the Student Health Center?
- I already received a vaccination exemption due to medical or religious reasons. Do I need to request another exemption from the booster shot?
- What does “primary vaccination series” mean?
- What does “fully vaccinated” mean now that booster shots are required?
Updated: January 6
Eligibility for a booster vaccination depends on your age, the type of vaccine you received initially, and the date of your last vaccine dose. Individuals should follow CDC guidance to determine when they are eligible to receive a booster shot.
If you tested positive for COVID-19, you can receive a vaccine as soon as you meet the criteria to end isolation.
If you are not currently eligible to receive a booster, you will remain in compliance with NYU’s vaccination requirement until you become eligible.
Once enough time has passed since your last shot of a COVID-19 and you become eligible to receive a booster, you must get a booster and upload proof within seven days. Remember: you do not have to wait to make the appointment – do it ahead of time so that you are ready to go as soon as you are eligible.
NYU’s vaccination policy requires that you receive FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccines, but you may be eligible to receive a different vaccine for your booster dose than what you originally received for your primary vaccination.
No. The availability of appointments for booster shots is based on the availability of vaccine stock.
You are considered “fully vaccinated” after two weeks have passed since you received your final dose in your primary vaccination series. Review NYU’s criteria to be “fully vaccinated.”
In addition to being fully vaccinated, NYU also requires all eligible community members to receive a booster shot.