Boston University requires all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved vaccination exemption for religious or medical reasons) and to have uploaded vaccination documentation to Patient Connect. 

BU also requires that students who are eligible (five months past completing their Moderna or Pfizer vaccination series, or two months past the Johnson & Johnson vaccination) to demonstrate that they have received a booster shot by February 4 (or as soon as eligibility allows).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination requirements and booster shot requirements. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Upload

Upload Your Documentation

  • Log into your Patient Connect portal.
  • Click the Medical Clearances menu option, then click Update in the COVID clearance row.
  • Click Upload to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine documentation, ensuring that the administered dates are clearly visible.
  • Enter each appointment date, indicate the vaccine manufacturer, and click Done.

    To file an exemption request for medical or religious reasons, choose Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) message options.

    If you are unable to obtain a vaccine before arriving on campus, choose  “I request an extension to be able to receive my COVID vaccine once I arrive in Boston” from the “COVID-19 (Coronavirus)” message options.

    More information about how to use Patient Connect is available here.

    Learn more about BU’s COVID-19 protocols, policies, and resources.