Vaccination at Cornell

Student Vaccination Requirement

The university continues to require proof of a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccination or medical/religious exemption for all students attending classes on the Ithaca, Geneva and Cornell Tech campuses or participating in any other Ithaca-based program at any point of the 2022-23 academic year. All new students are expected to meet this requirement before commencing attendance at Cornell. Please visit Cornell Health for a full list of accepted COVID-19 vaccines.

Employee Vaccination Requirement

All employees, whether they work on campus in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City, or any other location, are required to provide proof of a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccination or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement extends to temporary and casual employees as well as those who work fully or partially from a remote location.

What does it mean to be up-to-date on my vaccinations?

The CDC defines up-to-date vaccination as when an individual has received all doses in the primary series of an FDA- or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson) and has also received all recommended boosters. We strongly urge everyone to receive every additional COVID-19 booster that becomes available to them. Individuals are also encouraged, but not required, to upload proof of boosters to the Daily Check.

Cornell Campus Public Health Support

The Cornell Campus Public Health Support offers support to all members of the Cornell community for questions regarding testing, vaccines, travel and more.

Operating hours:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources