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Vaccine Information

We encourage all community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination is an essential part of helping us stay safe and plan our return to an in-person community.

Learn more about getting an appointment in Maryland here. We suggest that you pre-register at mass vaccination sites and use the “Find a Vaccination Clinic Near You” function to periodically check for appointments at pharmacies in your area.

To learn more about the vaccine and UMBC’s role in developing and testing it, watch President Hrabowski in Finding Hope – A COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall.

Will UMBC be providing vaccines?
The COVID-19 Planning Coordinating Committee is actively investigating this possibility at both the county and state level but currently are unable to do so.  At this time, we encourage you to follow the instructions above. We will update the community if this changes.

If I received the vaccine and am approved to be on campus, do I still have to test and symptom track?
Individuals who have received a vaccine and are approved to be on campus will still need to comply with testing and symptom tracking requirements. Too little is currently known about how the vaccine affects transmission and how long it is effective. We recognize that more information is becoming available regularly continue to evaluate this guidance and make changes as appropriate, in accordance with CDC, state, and local public health guidance. You can read more from the CDC here.