Student Vaccination Requirement Questions and Answers
Brandeis will accept any vaccine authorized or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
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 “COVID Vaccine" and you will see a link to upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation.
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, you can get an FDA-approved vaccine from many local pharmacies once you arrive in the United States, or you may contact the Brandeis Health Center. You will need to participate in temporary restrictions until you have completed the course of your vaccination.
If your vaccination documentation is not in English, you must translate the documentation (or have it translated) and upload the translation along with the original document. The documentation (both the translation and the original) must include your name, date of birth, type of vaccine, and dates of vaccination.
Students who are unable to receive a vaccination prior to arrival should note their intent to be vaccinated in their Campus Passport. They may make an appointment at one of many local pharmacies to schedule their vaccination, or they can contact the Health Center. Students must have at least the first shot of a two-shot vaccine, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, prior to the start of classes on Aug. 26 if they have not previously obtained a medical or religious exemption. Students who have not begun their vaccination or received an exemption by Aug. 26 will be referred to the Dean of Students' Office and Academic Affairs for adjudication.
Yes. Like students, faculty and staff are required to upload proof of their completed vaccination, or to receive a medical or religious exemption in order to be present on campus.
Students must submit documentation for their medical or religious exemption — the deadline was Aug. 6. Requests can be submitted through the Campus Passport portal by selecting "COVID Vaccine."
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