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.
Consistent with New York State guidance, all Columbia affiliates must continue to wear masks at all times in indoor settings in Columbia facilities and observe current 6 foot distancing as vaccination status is unknown for all individuals. Vaccinated individuals may remove masks and not physically distance only in outdoor settings on Columbia’s campuses. However, individuals may choose to continue to wear masks and observe distancing outdoors on Columbia’s campuses, thus, no assumptions should be made regarding why an individual chooses to mask outdoors. Read more.
COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all University faculty, staff, and students. Full vaccination is to be completed as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2021. Religious and medical exemptions to vaccination will be provided in accordance with New York State public health laws. Read more.
Columbia-operated Vaccine Locations
How to Schedule an Appointment
For the Lerner Hall location, use the Columbia University Health Portal. For the Haven Avenue location, use the CUIMC Student Health on Haven portal. For other locations, visit vaccinetogetherny.org, or if you use ColumbiaDoctors providers, log in to your Connect account.
Note: People who are 12-17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. To receive a vaccine at the Black Building site, those who are 12-17 years old must also be a ColumbiaDoctors patient.
By taking the pledge, we've joined forces with the U.S. Department of Education and colleges and universities across the country to play our part in vaccinating as many Americans as possible.
This forum will feature three medical experts who can address vaccine safety and hesitancy, as well as other topics.
Details on uploading vaccine documentation and information for international students, as well as updates on masking and gathering policies on campus.
Upload your COVID-19 vaccine record using the Columbia Health Patient Portal.
This session includes up-to-date information about the vaccination reporting process, vaccine safety, and a unified policy for religious or medical exemptions, among other topics.
This virtual town hall meeting featured the latest on COVID-19 vaccination and how it impacts return to campus.