COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster

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  • UMB Vaccination Protocols

    All on-campus UMB students, faculty, and staff are required to get a COVID-19 vaccine effective Aug. 16.
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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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Booster Shots
Qualified University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students can receive their COVID-19 vaccine and booster by visiting the University of Maryland Immediate Care 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.
 
You can do so by either:
  • Approve or deny Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) COVID-19 health information sharing
  • Upload 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 Jaunary 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
    3. Booster Day in Fayette Square on Friday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m., scheduled for Housing residents only. Sponsored by Safeway and the  University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. You can schedule an appointment here and bring the attached completed form with you to the clinic. 
 
Elgibility
 
What did you get?When can you get a booster?Who is eligible for a booster?
Pfizer 5 months after 2nd dose All Marylanders 12 years and older
Moderna 5 months after 2nd dose All Marylanders 18 years and older
Johnson & Johnson 2 months after single dose All Marylanders 18 years and older
 
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 Immediate Care 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.
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 must provide proof of being fully vaccinated by Aug. 2, 2021 (or in the case of schools with later start dates, 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.

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Latest Updates

UMB Rapid Antigen At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Guidance

Posted January 20, 2022

During January 2022, availability and access to COVID-19 testing has been strained. Through Jan. 31, 2022, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is providing on-campus employees and students engaged in in-person activities with one rapid antigen at-home COVID-19 test kit. This guidance document provides directions on when the test kits should be used. Read more.

CovidTests.gov

Posted January 19, 2022

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Read more.

Letter: New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Wednesday

Posted January 18, 2022

A new COVID-19 walk-up testing site will open Wednesday, Jan. 19, that is conveniently located for the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland National Guard will operate a testing site in the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Modular Care Unit, atop the Paca-Pratt parking lot, at 110 S. Paca St. (Please note that UMMC is merely serving as a host site and is not involved in operations.) Read more.