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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend classes in-person in the fall, according to a mandate from the state. The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval of the vaccine on Aug. 23, 2021.


All UB students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend classes in-person in the fall. Please note the below deadlines and consequences for non-compliance. Full approval of the vaccine has been granted by the FDA.

Students who do not meet this requirement by the deadlines will be immediately resigned from all courses with an in-person instructional component and will be assigned a grade of "R" for those courses.  Students are financially liable for all courses unless they have dropped or resigned by published deadlines. If you have not yet submitted proof of vaccination or are unvaccinated, please review Vaccine Non-Compliance Consequences.

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

All employees are strongly urged to get vaccinated for COVID-19. State employees who do not get vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. 

Human Resources has provided guidance to employees on how to provide proof of vaccination.

If you live on campus

All students and advisers living in residence halls and university-owned-and-operated apartments are required to be fully vaccinated upon move in to their assigned, on-campus residence.

If you still intend to get vaccinated

If you still intend to get vaccinated, you should do so right away. Vaccines are shown to be safe and effective. They are free of charge and readily available. Full approval of the vaccine has been granted by the FDA.

Vaccine Clinics

COVID, flu vaccines available at on-campus clinics

Free COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all members of the UB community at three on-campus clinics. To receive a vaccination, students, faculty and staff must present a UB identification card. No appointments are necessary. The clinics will operate each week through Nov. 18.

  • North Campus: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 Talbert Hall.
  • South Campus: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 Diefendorf Hall.
  • Downtown Campus: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Room 2211 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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