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The Education Division of TECO-NY Reminds Students to Follow University COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The New York City Government is encouraging New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many vaccination sites can be found in New York City and they no longer require an appointment

Many colleges and universities in the US now require students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the start of the 2021-22 academic year so the Education Division of TECO-New York has been working with Taiwanese Students Associations in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania to remind all new students who are starting their studies this fall to check the official website of their universities in order to comply with the vaccination requirements. Each university lists its COVID-19 vaccination requirements, and deadlines and most, if not all, universities, allow exemptions for genuine religious or medical reasons.

Cornell University will require vaccination for students returning to Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses for the fall semester. Cornell accepts COVID-19 vaccines approved by the following three organizations: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). These currently include the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinovac, and Sinopharm vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all university students, faculty, and staff at Columbia University, and individuals had to submit their documentation by August 2 showing that they have received vaccination with a vaccine authorized by the FDA or by WHO. Anyone requesting a medical or religious exemption also had to submit their request and documentary evidence by August 2, to give the university time to review and evaluate the request.

Rutgers University requires all students to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the FDA or by WHO before they arrive on campus in the fall. 

NYU will require all students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—to be vaccinated with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine as a condition of having access to NYU buildings (residential and non-residential) for the 2021–22 academic year.