Are students required to receive a booster shot?

UB requires all on-campus students, with the exception of students with religious or health exemptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  • Vaccination requirement. Students must be in compliance with SUNY’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the spring semester. 
    • New students to UB must submit documentation about their COVID-19 vaccination status before they are allowed to register for courses. If you have not already done so, submit proof through the UB Health Services Patient Portal.
    • Continuing students must ensure they also meet the *NEW* booster requirement. All students who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to obtain a booster and submit documentation. This booster requirement must be met by Jan. 31. If you will not be eligible to receive a booster before Jan. 31, you must obtain your booster and submit your documentation within one week of becoming eligible.
      • If you received your booster dose in New York State, UB Health Services may already have received this information from the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS).
      • To view the COVID-19 vaccination information that UB Health Services currently has on file for you or to upload your documentation, go to the UB Health Services Patient Portal.
      • Noncompliance with the SUNY mandate: Students who do not comply with the COVID-19 booster requirement will be dropped or resigned from all classes with an in-person component. Please note: You are financially liable for all courses from which you are resigned due to noncompliance with the COVID-19 booster requirement. You should understand that being dropped or resigned from a course may impact financial aid, medical insurance eligibility, sequence of required courses and/or time to graduation.

Vaccine guidance for international students and scholars

  • For individuals who have received a series of a World Health Organization-authorized vaccine, a booster of a Food and Drug Administration-approved (e.g., Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory (once eligible) to be considered fully vaccinated/up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

Updated January 7, 2022

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