I am an international student or scholar who has received a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by the FDA or WHO. How can I fulfill the COVID-19 vaccine mandate?

May 21, 2021

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Those who have received a vaccine that has not been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) must be tested with a viral (PCR) test within three to five days upon arrival and must self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival even if the test result is negative. 

Those who are unable to be tested must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Please note that if you have received a vaccine that has not been authorized by the WHO by the time of your arrival at UMB, the University reserves the right to request that you receive an additional FDA-authorized vaccination to ensure your safety and the safety of the UMB community.

The student must schedule to be re-vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine after their self-quarantine period. UMB has a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus that is open to all newly arriving faculty, staff, and students.

You can find information on where and how to get vaccinated at GetTheVaccineBaltimore.org or by calling 410-706-3000. PCR testing also is available on campus by contacting UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC) at 667-214-1899.

There are many other locations in Maryland where vaccines and testing are available. For more information on dates, times, and availability, check out covidvax.maryland.gov or call the Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-634-6829.