Spring 2022: Frequently Asked Questions for Students

When am I eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Individuals are eligible for a booster: (1) five months after receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (2) two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Where can I find a vaccine location near me?

To find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

How long do I need to wait to get a vaccine or booster after having COVID-19?

According to the CDC, you may receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster as soon as you are released from isolation. If your healthcare provider recommends you wait a certain timeframe before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, you must submit a medical waiver for a temporary exemption.

What if I am not due for my booster when the semester starts?

If you are not yet eligible for your booster when the semester begins, you will be considered in process and may return to campus. You are required to get your booster once eligible even if mid-semester.

Can I use a home test for my return to campus testing?

No, an at-home test is an antigen test and this is not accepted.

Can I use a community testing site at a local SUNY or CUNY school for my pre-arrival test?

Yes, you can use a community testing site at a local SUNY or CUNY school for your pre-arrival test; however, you must upload your test results into Blackboard. Campus personnel will not manage these results.

Where can I find a testing location near me?

All SUNY testing locations can be found on the New York State Department of Health website.

CUNY testing locations can be found on the CUNY website.

What if I had COVID-19 in the last 3 months?

Upload a copy of your positive COVID-19 test result in the pre-arrival testing assignment in Blackboard.