Brandeis University requires all new and returning students, as well as faculty, staff and affiliates to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and to receive a booster shot of a WHO- or FDA-authorized or approved vaccine, unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please see the Student Vaccination Guidelines and FAQs or the faculty and staff guidance and FAQs about the requirement. Specific questions about vaccinations and this requirement may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (for faculty, staff, and affiliates) and email@example.com (for students).
How to get a vaccine
- The state of Massachusetts has a tool that enables you to select the type of site and the type of vaccine you would like to receive.
- Local pharmacies, such as the CVS at 800 Lexington St. in Waltham, are offering vaccines. Many pharmacies are now also accepting walk-ins.
How to document your vaccination or booster
View step-by-step instructions for documenting your vaccinations.
Once you have received your full course of a WHO- or FDA- authorized or approved vaccine and/or your COVID-19 Booster, you are required to document your vaccination in the Campus Passport by clicking on the “COVID Vaccine/Booster” button. You will see a link to click to take you to Medicat, Brandeis’ HIPAA-protected health records system. All documentation must clearly state your name, date of birth, vaccine received and date of vaccination IN ENGLISH.
Those who received their vaccines in Massachusetts should find that their vaccination documentation has already been provided to Medicat via the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). Please double check this information in Medicat to ensure that it was reported correctly.
Those who received their vaccines outside of Massachusetts -or- have opted out of MIIS will need to upload documentation (i.e. a photo or document) of their COVID-19 vaccination or booster into Medicat. Individuals can go directly to Medicat by clicking on the “COVID Vaccine/Booster” button in the Campus Passport. Directions for uploading documentation are provided in the Passport and by following these directions. It is important that initial vaccination documentation be done through the Campus Passport so that testing requirements can reflect an individual’s vaccination status. Your testing requirement will not be changed until a medical provider has reviewed and approved your documentation, so it may take a few days to update.
Those who require a medical, religious, or temporary medical exemption (meaning, the individual intends to be vaccinated, but cannot receive the booster due to a temporary medical situation, such as a period of time from the date of a positive COVID test), may select the “COVID Vaccine/Booster” button in the Campus Passport to request the appropriate exemption and provide supporting documentation. If an individual already has an approved medical or religious exemption on file, they do not need to request another one for the booster requirement.
Please see the privacy page for information about how your private health information is protected.
Brandeis is publicly reporting the percentage of our community that is vaccinated on our COVID-19 Dashboard.