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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

COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all students, faculty and staff returning to campus this fall semester, as announced by the University System of Maryland Chancellor
  • To meet the requirement, you must be fully vaccinated no later than August 2, 2021.
  • Please plan ahead: Depending on the type of vaccine you receive, you may have to receive your first dose no later than July 6 to meet the August 2 requirement.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated when you have received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
  • UMD will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
     
Additional details and guidance will be released in the coming weeks and months.
 
 

How and Where to Get Vaccinated

All fifty states are now vaccinating people ages 16 and older. There are several ways to make an appointment to be vaccinated, and some locations may have walk-up availability.

Maryland Higher Education Commission has worked closely with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to identify “University Days” at various mass vaccination sites throughout Maryland. This means that campus community members, including students, faculty, and staff, can directly access vaccination appointments.
 
Steps to Schedule an Appointment

  • Visit: massvax.maryland.gov
  • Enter the applicable passcode (when prompted to enter a zip code)
  • Select the appropriate site
  • Choose an appointment date/time and register for appointment

 
Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001

  • April 30-May 9
  • Passcode: 31522

 
Navy-Marine Corp Stadium, 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

  • April 30-May 6
  • Passcode: 04736

 
M&T Bank Stadium/Ravens Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230

 
The above passcodes are unique to the “University Day” opportunity and only campus community members may use it to select an appointment.
 
For Your Appointment

  • For current students, faculty, and staff: you will be expected to show your university ID at your scheduled appointment time.
  • For incoming and new students: you can provide either an acceptance letter or a copy of your fall registration.
  • Any students under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccine.

 
We will continue to announce additional University Days at other mass vaccination sites throughout Maryland as they become available. If by chance these University Days do not work for you, we encourage all Marylanders to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a state run mass vaccination site at covidvax.maryland.gov. or by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MDGOVAX.
 

Maryland residents ages 16 and older can make an appointment to be vaccinated at one of the state’s mass vaccination sites. The Greenbelt Metro Station site is less than five miles from campus. Walk-ups are also now available at all mass vaccination sites in Maryland.

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.

 

The CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine site has tools to find vaccine providers near you and to check your state health department’s vaccine information.

For UMD Employees

Administrative leave for vaccine appointments is available to regular and Contingent II staff and faculty. Please review more details on available time and how to use it.

 


After Getting Vaccinated

Whether you receive your vaccine on or off campus, please continue to help us accurately measure the campus vaccination rate by self-reporting your vaccine status through the university's Daily Symptom Check.

Summer 2021 Testing: If you are vaccinated and do not have symptoms, you will not need to be tested in June and July 2021. Please indicate your vaccination status on your UMD daily symptom monitoring survey and be prepared to provide proof of vaccination if requested.
 
Masks: If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you do not need to wear a mask when outdoors walking, running, hiking or biking, or in small outdoor gatherings with members of your household or with other fully vaccinated people. Masks are still required for everyone in crowded outdoor venues, indoor buildings, and while on public transportation.
 
It is important to continue being diligent by following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors and getting tested even after being vaccinated. 

Resources

State of Maryland
 
Prince George’s County
 
University of Maryland Health System 
 
University of Maryland Health Center
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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