Booster Required for Spring 2022
Cornell is requiring all students and employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get a booster as part of comprehensive vaccination against this virus. The booster requirement must be met by January 31, or 30 days after you become eligible. Proof must be uploaded to the Daily Check. Visit the Cornell Health website for more information.
The CDC has recently updated its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines and urges individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or booster (Moderna or Pfizer), when possible. Anyone eligible for a booster may receive Moderna or Pfizer, regardless of their previous immunizations.
If you were vaccinated outside of the U.S. with other COVID-19 vaccines, you can get a single booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech if you completed one of the following at least six months ago:
- Received all the recommended doses of a World Health Organization emergency use listing (WHO-EUL) COVID-19 vaccine not approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or
- Completed a mix-and-match series composed of any combination of FDA-approved, FDA-authorized, or WHO-EUL COVID-19 vaccines.
Watch our COVID-19 FAQ for students to find answers for international students about the spring 2022 semester, university plans, visa status, travel, and more. Visit Cornell Health's COVID-19 International Student Vaccination FAQ to learn more about the booster shot requirement.