Brandeis will require all new and returning students, as well as faculty, staff and affiliates to be fully vaccinated. For more information, please see the Student Vaccination Guidelines and FAQs or the faculty and staff guidance and FAQs about the requirement. Specific questions may be directed to email@example.com.
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. and our pharmacy partner, Pelmeds, on Bear Hill Road in Waltham are offering vaccine appointments 7 days a week. Many pharmacies are now also accepting walk-ins.
After You’ve Been Vaccinated
Vaccinated members of our community are no longer required to wear masks when meeting indoors or outdoors with other vaccinated individuals. Masks must still be worn by all individuals in indoor public areas such as the Shapiro Campus Center, the Library, Gosman and dining halls (except while eating or drinking).
Additionally, vaccinated members of the community who upload proof of vaccination (like a photo of their vaccination card) to the Preferences tab in the Campus Passport, will be able to test for COVID only once per week (every 168 hours). Community members who have not yet uploaded proof of vaccination must test twice per week (every 96 hours). Changes to individuals testing schedules will be made automatically after they upload their documentation.
Vaccinated individuals also no longer have to quarantine after out-of-state travel.
Updating your passport with your vaccinated status
Once you have received both of your shots (Moderna/Pfizer) or your single Johnson & Johnson shot, open your Campus Passport and click on Preferences at the bottom of the Main Menu. You will see a link to click to update your COVID-19 vaccination status by uploading a picture of your completed vaccination card. This will be reviewed by a Brandeis medical provider, and upon approval, you will notice a COVID-19 Vaccine sticker appear in your Passport.
Please make sure to update your vaccination status in the Passport Portal as described above to take advantage of this option. If you are fully vaccinated, when you answer the Daily Health Assessment after travel, select the second option “MET REQUIREMENTS”.
Brandeis will be publicly reporting the percentage of our community that is vaccinated on our COVID-19 Dashboard, so please do not forget to take this step!