COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster

  • UMB Vaccination Protocols

    Who's required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at UMB?
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  • Let UMB Know You've Been Vaccinated

    Visit the COVID-19 Management Portal to record your vaccine.
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UMB Vaccination Requirements

UMB's COVID-19 vaccination requirements from 2021-2022 are still in place for all continuing on-campus students.

Incoming students should refer to this letter for requirements.

An on-campus student includes any student whose courses or student-related activities are performed in whole or in part on the UMB campus, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Donaldson Brown Riverfront Event Center, Columbus Center, UM BioPark, and other Maryland satellite offices. This also includes UMB students who attend the Universities at Shady Grove. Students engaged in clinical or field site activities should note that external sites may have stricter vaccine rules than UMB.

Effective Aug. 1, 2022, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will no longer require employees (faculty, staff, and contractors) to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. Schools are responsible for communicating and enforcing any COVID-19 vaccine requirements that relate to a UMB employee’s specific job duties. In these cases, proof of vaccination and requests for accommodations will continue to be administered through the COVID-19 Management Portal.

UMB is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community. UMB will provide medical and religious exemptions to this vaccination mandate, as provided for under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The UMB COVID-19 Management Portal allows faculty, staff, and students to:

  • Approve or deny Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) COVID-19 health information sharing
  • Upload vaccination dose information (if not using CRISP)
  • Upload booster dose information (if not using CRISP)
  • Request a vaccination exemption

Visit the UMB COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols for details of the UMB vaccination mandate, enforcement, and consequences.

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Portal questions:

Exemption/Protocols questions:

Vaccine/Booster Shots
Recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters continue to evolve with the virus and its variants.
Here is information from the CDC about currently available COVID-19 vaccines.
Here is a tool from the CDC to help you understand the right booster plan for you.
If you received your booster shot, please upload your information to the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal. You can document multiple booster doses over time at this site.
In the Portal, you can do so by either:
  • Approving or denying Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) COVID-19 health information sharing
  • Uploading booster dose information (if not using CRISP)

For portal question email:

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Students can receive their COVID-19 vaccine and booster by visiting the University of Maryland (UM) Immediate Care/Student Health Center via this appointment link. Insurance and other information can be found here.

The Baltimore City Health Department also lists a weekly schedule of vaccination and testing sites here.
The Maryland Department of Health lists public and private vaccination sites here.
Nationwide locations can be found at


Share Vaccination Information

The easiest way to share your vaccination status with UMB, is to authorize the state of Maryland’s health information system to provide your vaccination records directly to UMB.


The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) is the state of Maryland’s designated electronic health record system. UMB’s agreement with CRISP allows CRISP to share your vaccination history with UMB, with your consent.

The CRISP authorization form can be accessed in the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal. This will populate the form with your name and email address. Your authorization via this form will permit CRISP to share your COVID-19 vaccination history with school leaders, department managers, and the occupational/student health clinical team. Only the clinical team will receive your COVID-19 test results if you authorize COVID test sharing.

CRISP will pull information from connected providers mainly in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

The portal will detect your dosage and testing information overnight from the date you received your vaccination dose.

One exception is the University of Maryland School of Nursing, whose students must upload COVID-19 vaccination records to CastleBranch because the school needs all student immunizations in one place for clinical placement purposes.

An alternative way to report your COVID-19 vaccination, which may be needed if you were vaccinated outside the data collection range of CRISP (e.g. across the country), is to report the information directly in the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal, and upload proof of vaccine You can document primary vaccine series as well as multiple booster doses over time at this site.

For portal question email:

Latest Updates

State Center Vaccination, Testing and Treatment Site to close Saturday, February 25

Posted February 23, 2023

The State Center Vaccination, Testing, and Treatment Site, located at 300 W. Preston Street in Baltimore, will close on Saturday, February 25, drawing to a close more than 16 months of offering Marylanders of all ages free COVID vaccinations and boosters, on-site Test to Treat services, and at-home tests and KN95 masks. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Process

Updated October 20, 2022

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.

Updated COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Protocols

Posted October 10, 2022

I am sharing some recent updates to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Protocols for members of our community who do not provide patient care. Read more.