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COVID-19 Requirements and Information


What COVID-19 vaccinations are accepted?

For any students residing in the United States, proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes receiving one dose of J & J, receiving two doses of Pfizer, or receiving two doses of Moderna. 

For students residing outside of the United States, proof of COVID-19 vaccination includes receiving the required number of doses of any WHO Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

When am I considered fully vaccinated?

Students are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after receiving their final vaccine dose. To be able to register for and attend in-person classes at Stony Brook, students must ensure they received and submitted the proof of their final COVID-19 vaccine dose at least two weeks prior to their first day on campus (i.e., orientation or the first day of classes). 

University policy requires that students provide documentation of being fully vaccinated. Completion of the vaccine process is defined as: At least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine OR At least 14 days after receiving a single dose vaccine (currently only the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Are students required to get the COVID booster?

We strongly  recommend that you obtain a COVID booster, once you become eligible. 

You’re eligible when: 

  • It’s been at least 5 months after completing your primary series (two doses) of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
  • It’s been at least 2 months after your Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

If you were vaccinated outside of the United States, other COVID vaccine and booster recommendations apply to you. Visit the CDC website for more information. 

To check when you’re eligible to receive the booster, use this Booster Eligibility Calculator: 

Booster Eligibility Calculator