COVID-19 Vaccine Information

How to Get Vaccinated in New York

Visit COVID-19 Vaccine Finder. Or call one of these numbers: for New York City, dial (877) VAX- 4NYC (1-877-829-4692); for elsewhere in New York State, dial (833) NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).


Frequently Asked Questions

Which vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States?

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.

Do I have to mask if I'm fully vaccinated?

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.

Am I required to get the vaccine as University faculty, staff, or student?

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.

What are the University's vaccination recommendations for international affiliates?

We strongly recommend that all individuals, students and employees in international contexts, be vaccinated as soon as possible and receive the full dose series for optimal protection. Vaccines authorized by the FDA or by WHO will be acceptable. 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, 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.

Vaccine-related Announcements

Vaccination Video