This Is Important
For the foreseeable future, everyone—including those who were vaccinated—must continue to practice protective behaviors including wearing a face covering, physical distancing, following testing protocols, avoiding nonessential travel, and other measures. This is important since it is not yet known if the vaccines protect against asymptomatic infection and consequently prevent transmission to others. In addition, it will take time to achieve high vaccine uptake (estimated at 70-80%) to achieve herd immunity, i.e., sufficient population-level protection from transmission of the virus.
How to Get Vaccinated in New York
Frequently Asked Questions
There are currently three vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). These include the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. Read more.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use genetic material known as messenger RNA that instructs the body's cells to make a protein that stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses the more traditional virus-based technology. Read more.
Vaccine supply is still limited and subject to distribution from the city and state. Please avail yourselves of the city and state locations to make appointments.
Columbia University complies with all New York Labor Laws, including 196-C, which provides for paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccine injections.
Get the latest update on two issues: expansion of vaccination eligibility and updates to travel quarantine.
This Town Hall discusses the status of Columbia Health on campus, the importance of continued adherence with other public health preventive measures on and off campus, and plans for fall.
This is a one-hour update on COVID-19 vaccines and availability, as well as information on how Columbia is engaging with faculty, staff, and students.
This one-hour update session on COVID-19 vaccines and availability focuses on the expansion of eligibility in New York and new vaccination locations.