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In support of Rutgers’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the University has updated its Immunization Requirements for Students to include the COVID-19 vaccine. (Read Policy 10.3.14 COVID-19 Immunization Record Requirement for Students). This health policy update means that, with limited exceptions, all students must be fully vaccinated, receive a booster shot when eligible, and upload record of these vaccinations to the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal. All employees, both faculty and staff, are also required to upload proof of vaccination and proof of booster shot as soon as eligible. The university requirements allow for medical and religious exemptions.

Upload your Vaccination and Booster Documentation

Students: Rutgers students must upload their vaccination and booster documentation on the Rutgers Student Immunization portal. A NetID and password are required. Booster documentation is required within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Exemption forms for students are available on the student immunization portal. Those who have received an exemption from vaccination are also excused from the booster requirement. Students who have recently tested positive may extend the booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test. The application process can be found here.

Faculty/staff: Employees must upload vaccination and booster documentation to the faculty/staff COVID-19 Vaccination portal (NetID and password are required). Booster documentation is required within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Employees who have recently tested positive may extend this booster deadline by 90 days from the date of their positive COVID test. The application process can be found at https://rtr.ipo.rutgers.edu/vaccines/.

An employee requesting a religious exemption must submit a completed request form via the Rutgers Vaccination Portal (NetID required).

Any employee seeking an exemption for the required COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of covered individual status, may access exemption request information under University Policy 60.1.35. Those who have received an exemption from vaccination are also excused from the booster requirement.

 

Vaccine Appointments and Information

Rutgers students, faculty, staff, and others who have a Rutgers NetID may register for an appointment for initial vaccination, additional doses, or eligible booster shots on the Rutgers COVID-19 vaccine portal. Members of the general public may receive vaccinations at Rutgers facilities by appointment; note that pediatric vaccinations for eligible children are available only at our Piscataway location. Appointments for the public can be made by calling the Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program at 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Appointments are available at three campus locations:

Camden: Campus Center, Lower Level, Raptor Roost Room 001, 326 Penn St., Camden
Newark: NEW LOCATION 180 University Avenue, Ackerson Hall, Rm. 101, Newark, NJ 07102
Piscataway: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway

Though appointments are encouraged, each location also has walk-in hours as follows:

Camden: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. and noon–2 p.m.
Newark: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
Piscataway: Wednesday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

To find other vaccine sites in the state, visit the New Jersey vaccine appointment finder.

All individuals aged 5 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for vaccination. Additional dose and booster eligibility criteria can be reviewed on the CDC’s website.

Students may request an exemption from the vaccination and booster requirements for medical or religious reasons. Students enrolled in fully online degree-granting programs (typically defined as having no access to on-campus facilities), as well as individuals participating in fully online or off-campus Continuing Education programs, will not need to provide proof of vaccination. [Note: Registering for classes that are fully remote (synchronous/asynchronous) is not the same as being enrolled in a fully online degree-granting program.]

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Students

COVID-19 Vaccine for Rutgers Employees

General COVID-19 Vaccine Questions