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On this page: Vaccine Requirements? |? Vaccine Exemptions? |? Vaccine Compliance? |? How and Where to Get Vaccinated? |? After Getting Vaccinated? |? Frequently Asked Questions

Like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health, and medical providers across the country, the University of Maryland strongly believes that the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting the disease, in addition to following preventive measures. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.


Vaccine Requirements for Fall 2021

Every faculty member, staff member and student plays a vital role in the health and safety of our University community. We ask that each of you consider your health and the health of others, and comply with the vaccine mandate. Getting vaccinated remains the best way to ensure that we have a full and rich experience during the fall semester.

COVID-19 vaccinations are?required for all students, faculty and staff returning to campus this fall semester,?.?

  • If you are vaccinated but have not yet confirmed your status with the University, please visit and click “Confirm Vaccination Status” as soon as possible.
  • Students who did not confirm full or partial vaccination status, or request a religious or medical exemption by Monday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m. have had their course registration canceled. To regain access to Testudo and re-register for the fall 2021 semester, confirm your status at .
  • ??Students living in university-owned residence halls and fraternity/sorority chapter houses must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption before arriving on campus for their move-in appointment.
  • The university has announced expectations and requirements for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated community members. See Health and Safety requirements.
  • Important vaccine information for students arriving from outside the United States is
  • Affiliates coming to campus one or more days per week and interacting with UMD students, faculty, or staff are also required to be vaccinated. .

Vaccine Exemptions

UMD will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

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See An Example Exemption Form:

  • Example (PDF); for review only. Do not submit this example form.
  • Example (PDF); for review only. Do not submit this example form.

Vaccine Compliance

For Students:

Students who are not vaccinated without an exemption will face serious and immediate consequences to their registration and enrollment status.

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For Faculty and Staff:

If a staff or faculty member does not comply with masking, testing or any other health and safety requirements, progressive discipline will be implemented, up to and including termination.

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If you need help with the vaccine requirement and/or compliance, please complete the form.


How and Where to Get Vaccinated

There are several ways to make an appointment to be vaccinated, and some locations may have walk-up availability.

The university is working with vaccination partners to administer vaccines to our campus community. Details on vaccine appointments are shared with the community and posted here as they become available.
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University Health Center Vaccine Clinic (Pfizer vaccine)
Available To: All students, faculty and staff, for both first or second dose appointments.
Where: On-campus at the University Health Center; report to Registration to check in
When:

  • Wednesday, September 8: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 10: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Wednesday, September 15: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 17: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 22: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 5: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Free Parking: Available at the Union Lane Garage for those attending the clinic at the University Health Center.

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All Marylanders age 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

  • Prince George’s County Residents and UMD Employees: Individuals who live or work in the county can make an appointment for their first dose of the vaccine or find a clinic for walk-in vaccinations.

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The CDC has tools to find vaccine providers across the country.

  • CDC en Espa?ol:

For UMD Employees

Administrative leave for vaccine appointments is available to regular and Contingent II staff and faculty. Please review more


After Getting Vaccinated

Confirm Vaccination Status:
  1. Confirm your vaccine status manually by .
  2. If the UHC has been able to automatically verify your vaccine with the state's regional database, your status will reflect that. Note that the state's regional database is not comprehensive and timely, so if you have been vaccinated and have not been automatically matched yet, don't wait - .
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For Partially Vaccinated Individuals: If you've had a first dose, input your first dose information manually to the as soon as possible so you can be in Pending status.
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Follow Health and Safety Guidelines: Make sure you review and understand what fully vaccinated members of the UMD community need to observe on campus.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The have indicated that COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us getting the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection. But with all types of vaccines, the body is left with a supply of “memory” T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes that will remember how to fight that virus in the future. You can learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work by visiting the . Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended in the United States to prevent COVID-19: . is available on the CDC website.

Yes. The University System of Maryland on April 23, 2021 that all eligible students, faculty, and staff on Maryland campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester. Getting vaccinated is important for our UMD campus community’s health, safety, and well-being, and we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Students, faculty, and staff should get vaccinated as soon as possible and confirm their vaccination status at return.naturaldirectorylinks.com by clicking “Confirm Vaccination Status”. Students who did not confirm full or partial vaccination status, or request a religious or medical exemption by Monday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m. have had their course registration canceled. To regain access to Testudo and re-register for the fall 2021 semester, confirm your status at .

To Confirm Your Vaccination Status:

  1. Confirm your vaccine status manually by .
  2. If the UHC has been able to automatically verify your vaccine with the state's regional database, your status will reflect that. Note that the state's regional database is not comprehensive and timely, so if you have been vaccinated and have not been automatically matched yet, don't wait - .

For Partially Vaccinated Individuals: If you've had a first dose, input your first dose information manually to the UHC portal as soon as possible so you can be in Pending status.

The indicates that in general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

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Yes. UMD will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
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.??UMD Central Authentication Service (CAS) login required.
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Review samples of the exemption information:

  • Example (PDF); for review only. Do not submit?this example form.
  • Example (PDF); for review only. Do not submit?this example form.

Any students, faculty, or staff granted a vaccination exemption are required to:

  • wear a mask indoors at all times and while outdoors in crowded spaces
  • sign a memorandum acknowledging the health risks of being unvaccinated
  • comply with regular, twice-a-week on-campus COVID-19 testing

Yes, the indicates that you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Evidence suggests that natural immunity may not last as long, and that immunity from vaccines may be more robust and last longer. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible that you could become re-infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 after your immunity wanes.

Yes. All students, faculty, or staff coming to campus are required to be vaccinated.

Those who have been fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms will not need to be tested regularly. ?

Note: Anyone not fully vaccinated will need to get tested twice weekly and attest the results at .?

In Maryland

All Marylanders age 12 and older are eligible for vaccination.

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  • Prince George’s County Residents and UMD Employees: Individuals who live or work in the county can make an appointment for their first dose of the vaccine or find a clinic for walk-in vaccinations.

Outside the State of Maryland

The CDC has tools to find vaccine providers across the country.

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  • CDC en Espa?ol:

If you need help with the vaccine requirement and/or compliance, please complete the form.
Please visit for up-to-date UMD COVID-19 information. If you have additional questions, please email healthconcerns@naturaldirectorylinks.com.

Students who did not confirm full or partial vaccination status, or request a religious or medical exemption by Monday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m. have had their course registration canceled. To regain access to Testudo and re-register for the fall 2021 semester, confirm your status at . You will be blocked from registering for courses for the fall 2021 semester and beyond until you are compliant with the vaccine mandate.

with the campus’ vaccination requirement may have their class registrations canceled and will not be allowed to move in or live in university-owned residence halls or Chapter Houses. Further, students not in compliance will be denied access to all university-owned buildings and campus services, including, but not limited to, academic buildings, dining and RecWell facilities, libraries, and The Stamp.??

All students living in the university-owned residence halls and fraternity/sorority chapter houses must be fully vaccinated (i.e., a completed vaccine regimen plus 14 days after your final vaccine dose) or have an approved religious or medical exemption before arriving on campus for their move-in appointment.
Residents who are not in full compliance with the vaccination requirements will not be issued keys or allowed to check in.

  • Residence hall students should check their before coming to campus to ensure they are cleared for check-in.
  • Students living in an on-campus fraternity or sorority house should ensure their vaccination status is green and they are cleared to come to campus at under "Check My Status."

Resources

State of Maryland
  • - also available including where to find a vaccination clinic near you
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Prince George’s County
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University of Maryland Health System?
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University of Maryland Health Center
  • (YouTube) - UMD’s University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon Marinopoulos answers 4 pressing questions about campus mask guidance and getting the COVID-19 vaccine
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • - includes a tool to find your state health department’s COVID-19 information online
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Johns Hopkins Medicine

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We have worked diligently to develop and enhance plans for reopening our campus while prioritizing the health and safety of our community members. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students have collaborated in work-groups and teams to create and maintain a physically distant, yet academically and socially rich environment for the fall semester. Our plans continue to be coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland.

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