All Buffalo EOC students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to register for and attend classes in person.
*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 January 31, 2022. If you are not yet eligible to receive a booster by January 31, you must obtain your booster and submit your documentation within one week of becoming eligible.
The SUNY requirement recognizes vaccines that have been authorized/approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Students who completed a COVID-19 vaccine series listed for emergency use or fully approved by the FDA must obtain a booster based on the following:
Students who completed a COVID-19 vaccine series listed for emergency use by the WHO must obtain a booster of Pfizer 5 months after their most recent dose.
Students who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to COVID-19 vaccination may be exempted from this requirement. General philosophical or moral objections to the COVID-19 vaccine will not result in approval of a religious exemption.
The Excelsior Pass is not sufficient proof of vaccination.