The best way to protect yourself and others against severe COVID-19 infections is to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, wear a mask in crowded, indoor spaces, and test if you are not feeling well. Boston University strongly recommends, and in some cases requires, students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Boston University has a tiered vaccination policy.

  • COVID-19 General Population: We strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date with CDC COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.
  • Healthcare personnel working in Boston University DPH-licensed healthcare facilities: DPH-licensed healthcare personnel are required to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination or submit a declination after reviewing the risks and benefits of vaccination.
  • Medical, Dental, and Physician Assistant Students: These students will be required to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination or submit a declination after reviewing the risks and benefits of vaccination.

MDPH reporting measures and compliance will be closely monitored in Fall 2024. 

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine location near you at Vaccines.gov. 

If you are required to submit documentation and have lost your vaccination card and don’t have a copy: