COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster

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Vaccine/Booster Shots
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all adults get the primary COVID-19 vaccine series, plus one booster at least six months after the first series.
 
Note that staying up to date on this vaccine is a requirement for students in clinical settings. Some adults should get a second booster.
 
Here is a tool from the CDC to help you understand the right booster plan for you.
 
Qualified University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students can receive their COVID-19 vaccine and booster by visiting this UMaryland Immediate Care/Student Health Center appointment link. Insurance and other information can be found here.
 
If you received your booster shot, please upload your information to the UMB COVID-19 Management Portal.
 
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: covidadmin@umaryland.edu.

Boosters for UMB Housing Residents

The University System of Maryland (USM) announced in January 2022 a booster requirement for students living on a USM campus during the spring 2022 semester. The CDC indicates that an initial round of vaccination plus a booster shot provides optimal protection against COVID-19. UMB strongly encourages each of you to get a booster as soon as you are eligible.

Due to the nature of housing at UMB and the high campus vaccination rates, the University is asking that individuals living in Fayette Square and Pascault Row complete one of the following optional items:

  1. Get Your Booster Shot
    1. To find a location in Maryland to get your booster, visit this website.
    2. Students can schedule an appointment at the Student Health Center: https://www.umfpi.org/immed-care-covid-d
 
First Booster Eligibility
 
What did you get?When can you get a booster?Who is eligible for a booster?
Pfizer 5 months after 2nd dose All Marylanders 5 years and older; 
  • Children and adults 5 years old and up who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
Moderna 5 months after 2nd dose

All Marylanders 18 years and older;

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
Johnson & Johnson 2 months after single dose

All Marylanders 18 years and older

  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 2 months after the additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
 
Second Booster Eligibility
 
  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • CDC recommends a 2nd booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for children and teens 12-17 years old who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
  • A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.
  • People ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster. The 2nd booster is not required to be considered up to date for people ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.
 
Who can get a booster? What type of booster can I get? When can I get my booster shot?
 
Read this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chart to easily answer those questions, or see an abbreviated chart above.
 
For a further breakdown of vaccines and boosters for children and teenagers, please see this chart.
 
For individuals who received a primary series of the J&J vaccine, all providers can offer a booster dose of any FDA-approved or -authorized COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the primary dose to any individual 18 years and older.
 
COVID-19 vaccines and the flu shot can be administered at the same time as well.
COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Sites

Please visit the Testing, Hygiene, and Health page for links to COVID-19 Testing sites and resources.

Qualified University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) 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.

Starting April 18, 2022, UM Immediate Care will welcome UMB employees for COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. Please call (667) 214-1899.

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 vaccines.gov
 
UMB Vaccination Requirements

The University System of Maryland (USM) announced Jan. 6, 2022, a booster requirement for students living on a USM campus during the spring 2022 semester. The CDC indicates that an initial round of vaccination plus a booster shot provides optimal protection against COVID-19. UMB strongly encourages each resident of Fayette Square and Pascault Row to get a booster as soon as you are eligible.

All on-campus University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students, faculty, and staff, are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, effective Aug. 16, 2021.

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.

Students have the option to either: 1) sign a waiver so that UMB receives confirmation of vaccination directly from the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), which is the repository of vaccination information for the state of Maryland, for vaccinations received in Maryland; or 2) upload a copy of their CDC-approved vaccine card. Proof of being fully vaccinated must be provided 14 days prior to the first day of classes.

An on-campus employee includes any employee whose job is 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 employees whose jobs are performed at the Universities at Shady Grove.

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.

Need Help?

Portal questions: covidadmin@umaryland.edu

Exemption/Protocols questions: vaccineexemptionquestions@umaryland.edu

Share Vaccination Information with CRISP

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 to directly release student COVID-19 test data (with student permission) also includes collection of COVID-19 vaccination history, with the employee’s consent.

The information will be used for public health purposes to help make decisions about preventive measures and identify members of the UMB community at risk of infection from exposure to COVID-19.

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.

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 or COVID-19 test result.

Permitting this sharing of information reduces “form fatigue” by eliminating the need to disclose your latest Maryland test results and Maryland vaccination records and will be convenient if booster shots are issued in the future for COVID-19 variants. 

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.

Latest Updates

COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Protocols

Updated June 17, 2022

In the event of COVID-19 illness or exposure, report your case and check quarantine guidance here. Read more.

What are the current CDC requirements for international students and scholars seeking to enter the U.S.?

Updated June 13, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires documentation of COVID-19 vaccination for all individuals seeking (re)entry to the United States on a temporary visa to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more.

Letter: COVID-19 Hotline and Health Update from UMB's Public Health Officer

Posted May 25, 2022

First and most importantly, the COVID-19 situation has reached a point of stability where we think that we can rely on our own resources and discontinue the external UMB COVID-19 Hotline. As of June 1, callers will reach a recording directing them to report their problem and obtain guidance about isolation, quarantine, return to campus, and testing from the UMB COVID-19 report form at umaryland.edu/reportcovid. Please contact your own doctor for help with clinical issues. Read more.