Booster Requirement

Brandeis University COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Requirement

Brandeis University will require all members of our community—students, faculty, staff, and affiliates—who are eligible (six months past completing their initial Moderna or Pfizer vaccination; two months past the Johnson & Johnson vaccination) to demonstrate that they have received a COVID-19 booster shot by January 25, OR within 30 days of becoming eligible for the booster (whichever is later).

Community members who were vaccinated outside of the US and received a WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine that was not also approved or authorized by the FDA will also be required to receive a booster dose at six months after their last COVID-19 vaccination.

Similar to the previous mandate, medical and religious exemptions will be allowed for the new booster mandate, and current exemptions will continue to be honored (there is no need to reapply).
Details about how to document this booster requirement will be forthcoming next semester. At this time, please do NOT upload them to the Passport Portal.

Finding a Booster Shot


On Campus: The Office of Human Resources is scheduling more on campus booster clinics in the Spring Semester. Please check the Vaccination page for dates, sign ups, and more information.

In Massachusetts: For individuals seeking a vaccine booster at locations in Massachusetts, please refer to vaxfinder.mass.gov or call 211 (if you have difficulty with internet access) for appointments at pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, and other community locations. There are 450+ area locations, including at CVS, Walgreens, and expanded state clinics in Springfield, Lowell, Danvers, and Brockton.

You may also search for availability directly on pharmacy sites, contact your healthcare provider, or check local hospitals.

Additional Helpful Information
Faculty, staff, and students with medical questions about receiving a booster dose should contact their primary care provider.