I’m an international student and received a vaccine other than Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. What do I need to do?

May 12, 2021 (updated May 21, 2021)

UMB will accept any vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). International students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not authorized by either of these organizations may be tested and quarantined for a period of time upon arrival on campus, and may be re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine.

As of May 7, the following are approved by WHO:

  1. Pfizer
  2. Moderna
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. AstraZeneca
  5. Covishield - Serum Institute of India
  6. Sinopharm/BIBP

For international students coming from areas where vaccines are not widely available, vaccination will be offered upon arrival on campus.

If an international student would like to discuss their situation, the Student Health Center is available to do telehealth visits via Zoom.

Students should call 667-214-1899 or email Shealth@som.umaryland.edu and identify themselves as "An International Student Requesting a COVID Vaccine Consult," and a medical provider will speak with them via Zoom.