COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster

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    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.

Need Help?

Portal questions: covidadmin@umaryland.edu

Exemption/Protocols questions: vaccineexemptionquestions@umaryland.edu

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.
 
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.

Booster Eligibility 
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.

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
 

 

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 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.

COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Protocols

Updated October 07, 2022

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