COVID-19 Student Information

For COVID-19 infection information, including what to do if you have symptoms, use the resources to the right.

Yale COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students

All students who plan to be on campus at the start of the fall 2021 semester are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, we expect students who plan to study or work on campus to be vaccinated. Read more about the vaccine.

Upload Your Vaccination Documentation

Once you have received your full vaccination (both doses in a 2-dose series or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) upload your vaccination record.

Current Students

Current students should upload their COVID-19 vaccine information (including an image/scan of their government-issued COVID-19 vaccination card) to the Yale Vaccine Portal.

Follow these instructions to determine if you still need to submit your vaccination record.

New/Incoming Students

Incoming students should include their COVID-19 vaccine information on their Yale Vaccination Record form and submit it to the Yale Vaccine Portal along with all of their documentation (including their government-issued COVID-19 vaccination card). The Yale Vaccine Portal for incoming students opens on June 20, 2021.

Note: The Yale Vaccine Record form and instructions were updated in late April to include the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

International Students

Yale will accept the vaccines that have received approval or emergency use authorization by the FDA or the World Health Organization. Visit COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ for International Students and Scholars for more information.

U.S.Vaccines Approved by the FDA

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty

U.S. Vaccines with FDA Emergency Use Authorization

  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J)

International vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
(this list will be updated as new vaccines are approved)    

  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
  • Sinopharm (Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products)
  • Comirnaty/BNT162b2 (Fosun Pharmaceuticals, Hong Kong)
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac 

Updated June 10, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Yale Health still open? Can I continue with my care there?

Yale Health is open. While some patients may be seen at the 55 Lock Street facility, many appointments have been converted to telehealth (phone and video) visits, and we schedule these as an alternative to in-person encounters when possible. Please call Student Health if you would like to schedule an appointment, so that we can determine whether an in-person encounter or telehealth visit is most appropriate. Do not hesitate to tell us if you need a visit. 

Can I use my Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage remotely?

Yes, only for urgent and emergency care, as defined in the Student Handbook and including COVID-19, continues to be covered worldwide.

    I have other insurance. Can I use this instead of my Yale Health Insurance?

    • In all cases, you should give providers all of your insurance coverage information to allow determination of which plan is primary.
    • If Yale Health is your primary insurance, we will make the first determination about coverage.
    • If Yale Health is primary but we deny coverage for a given service, you can explore coverage through your other insurance.

    Why don’t you talk to my parents about my care?

    Two federal laws govern privacy of student health information. The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulate communication of private health information to ensure your privacy. You can designate another person to receive your protected health information or to ask questions on your behalf, but you must give written permission, with a Designation of Patient Spokesperson form. For more information, call Yale Health’s Health Information Management Department at 203-432-0062.

    How can I obtain my Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care Coverage member ID card?