UB Vaccination Updates and Protocols

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and the UB community. This page contains important information about the university's vaccination requirements and protocols.

What You Need to Know

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What You Need To Know

All UB students are required to have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series to attend classes in-person, according to a mandate from the state.

Get up to date. CDC defines “up to date,” as having received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters when eligible.  The CDC defines the phrase “fully vaccinated" as having received the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.


All UB students who live on campus or who come to campus for classes or activities are required to complete their primary COVID-19 vaccination series and are strongly encouraged to get boosters when eligible, in accordance with SUNY guidelines.

  • Vaccination requirement. Students (including graduate and professional) must be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the fall semester. 
    • New and continuing students must submit documentation of their COVID-19 primary vaccination(s) before they are allowed to register for courses. If you have not already done so, submit proof through the UB Health Services Patient Portal
      • If you received your vaccinations 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 requirements: Students who do not comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirements will be blocked from registering for future terms until they fulfill the requirements.

Vaccine guidance for international students and scholars

The recommendations for people vaccinated outside of the United States depend on the vaccine(s) received for the primary vaccination series, whether the primary series was completed, and whether a booster dose was received.

Students may qualify for an exemption due to medical reasons or religious beliefs, or if they are learning fully remotely.

Vaccine guidance for employees

  • Booster recommendations for all faculty and staff. While vaccinations are not mandated for employees, UB officials and infectious disease experts strongly urge all faculty and staff to get up to date with their vaccinations, which  includes getting a booster as soon as medically eligible. Additional boosters may also be recommended. Vaccines and boosters are the most effective defense against the coronavirus.
  • Human Resources has provided guidance to employees on how to provide proof of vaccination.

If you live on campus

It is imperative that you get up to date as soon as medically eligible. Vaccines are shown to be safe and effective. They are free of charge and readily available. Full approval of several vaccines has been granted by the FDA.

Vaccination sites

COVID-19 vaccinations are available for free in the local community. For information on locations, hours, vaccine offered, and other details use www.vaccinehound.org.

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