Faculty: COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

I self-reported vaccine information in SAFE, but it says unconfirmed. Why do I have to provide more information?

Posted June 11, 2021

Although the SAFE on Campus symptom monitoring program collected self-reported vaccination information in the past, there was no mechanism for you to provide proof of your vaccine. With the vaccine being mandatory for the fall semester, UMB requires evidence of the vaccine. Read more.

Do I still have to complete SAFE if I have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Updated June 10, 2021

For UMB faculty, staff, and students: If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer will receive the SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring emails effective June 14, 2021. Vaccinated School of Medicine and School of Nursing students only need to complete it on the days when attending a clinical practicum off site. Read more.

What about the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) data that shows reports of adverse reactions/incidents after vaccination?

Posted June 07, 2021

The VAERS database is a compilation of voluntary reports from all sources. There are several significant limitations to the interpretation of the data. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: UMB Face Covering and Physical Distancing Requirements for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Posted June 17, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 1, UMB’s Policy Requiring Use of Face Coverings will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings and/or practice physical distancing while on UMB’s campus. UMB’s campus is defined as all property owned, leased, or operated by UMB. However, students, faculty, and staff who are not fully vaccinated, even if they have received a medical or religious exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, must continue to wear a mask in accordance with the policy Read more.

Fully Vaccinated? You Might Be Exempt from SAFE on Campus

Posted June 09, 2021

Starting Monday, June 14, if UMB has confirmation that you are fully vaccinated, you will no longer receive the SAFE on Campus daily symptom monitoring emails 14 days after your final dose. Students at the School of Medicine and School of Nursing will continue to use the daily symptom monitoring process at practicums. Read more.

June 19 Is Last Day to Get First Dose at UMB Vaccination Clinic

Posted June 08, 2021

Second doses will end July 17; visit GetTheVaccineBaltimore.org to make an appointment. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Process

Updated May 18, 2021

If you have an allergy to the COVID-19 vaccine or a specific medical condition that precludes the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, or If your religious beliefs or practices conflict with the USM and UMB COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please provide the following information. Read more.

UMB COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Posted May 18, 2021

To meet the terms of the University System of Maryland’s fall vaccination mandate, UMB employees and students should plan to have their final vaccine by Aug. 2. Read more.

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted June 16, 2021

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period Read more.

State of Maryland, Baltimore Orioles To Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Camden Yards Over Father’s Day Weekend

Posted June 15, 2021

The State of Maryland and the Baltimore Orioles, along with Major League Baseball (MLB), have announced a partnership to host on-site vaccination clinics at Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the homestand beginning Friday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 23, when the Orioles play host to the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros. Read more.

CDC Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated June 11, 2021

Below are answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination Read more.