Student vaccination requirement questions and answers

What COVID-19 vaccines will be accepted to meet the student vaccination requirements?
Brandeis will accept any vaccine authorized or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated?”
To be fully vaccinated, you must have received a) two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or b) one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the appropriate course of a WHO-authorized vaccine. In the case of FDA-authorized vaccines, the final dose must have been received at least two weeks prior to arriving on campus for the fall semester. Students in other countries who will obtain a WHO-authorized vaccine should pay close attention to when they would achieve full immunity with that vaccine, and be sure they will have reached it prior to coming to campus.

I am a returning student, how do I submit proof of vaccination?
Once you have received completed your vaccination course, upload a photo of your completed vaccination card (or other documentation in English) to the Brandeis Campus Passport. Within the Campus Passport, click on “Preferences” at the bottom of the Main Menu, and you will see a link to upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation.

I am a new student to Brandeis, how do I submit proof of vaccination?
If you are an incoming student, you will be able to upload your completed vaccination card to the Brandeis Campus Passport in early August once you receive your Brandeis login credentials. Please also include your vaccination information when you complete your Health Center health report you will fill out closer to your arrival on campus.

I am an international student and have already received a COVID vaccination that is not authorized/approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. What will I need to do to be able to attend classes on campus this fall?
If you have received a WHO-authorized vaccine, Brandeis will accept your vaccination documentation (in English). If you are unable to receive a WHO-authorized vaccine, Brandeis will make FDA-authorized vaccines available. You will need to participate in temporary restrictions until you have completed the course of your vaccination.

I won’t be able to obtain a vaccination before the start of the fall semester. What can I do to be able to attend classes on campus this fall?
Brandeis will be offering on-campus vaccination clinics at the start of the fall semester. Students who are unable to obtain a vaccine before the semester begins will be eligible to sign up for an on-campus vaccination appointment at one of these clinics.

If you receive a vaccination during one of the on-campus start-of-fall-semester vaccination clinics, your ability to access campus spaces and facilities will be limited until you are fully vaccinated. This can take 2 to 6 weeks from your initial dose. More information regarding fall on-campus vaccination clinics will be provided as we get closer to the start of the fall semester.

Will Brandeis provide COVID vaccines?
Brandeis will be offering on-campus vaccination clinics at the start of the fall semester. However, we strongly encourage you to obtain a vaccine in a locality convenient for you as soon as possible.

Students who receive a vaccination during one of the on-campus start-of-fall-semester vaccination clinics will have limited access to campus spaces and facilities until they are fully vaccinated. This can take 2 to 6 weeks from the initial dose. More information regarding fall on-campus vaccination clinics will be provided as we get closer to the start of the fall semester.

Are Brandeis faculty and staff required to be vaccinated?
Yes. Like students, faculty and staff are required to upload proof of their completed vaccination, or to receive a medical or religious excepmtion in order to be present on campus.

How do I submit a medical or religious exemption?
Students will be able to submit documentation for their medical or religious exemption starting July 19.