Published October 25, 2021
UB is strongly encouraging COVID-19 booster shots for those on campus who are eligible, but has not made them mandatory for students as it did with the initial round of vaccinations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week expanded the number of those eligible for boosters, which includes anyone 18 and older who received the initial one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and selected groups 18 and older that received the second Pfizer or Moderna shot at least 6 months ago.
UB students who live in university-run housing and received the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago also are eligible for a booster because they live in a high-risk congregate setting.
Educators and support staff who received the initial one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago or the second Pfizer or Moderna shot at least 6 months ago are also eligible for boosters.
More information on booster eligibility is provided by the CDC.