COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster

All community members—students, faculty, staff, and our vendor partners—at Berklee’s Boston and New York campuses are required to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination series, including a booster shot, unless they have received an approved medical or religious vaccination exemption. International students who are not eligible for boosters in their home countries will be required to receive a booster, if eligible, within one week of arriving in the US.

In general, everyone aged 5 years and older should get all COVID-19 primary series doses, plus the most recent booster dose recommended for them.

  • Children ages 5 through 11 years (who received the Pfizer primary series) are recommended to get one monovalent Pfizer booster dose.
  • People ages 12 years and older, including those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, are recommended to get one dose of the updated/bivalent booster vaccine at least two months after their last primary series or monovalent booster dose.
  • Vaccines can be mixed and matched. Your booster does not need to be the same vaccine brand as your original COVID-19 vaccination, as long as it is an age-appropriate vaccine.
  • The updated Pfizer booster vaccine can be given to people 12 years and older.

Learn more about Berklee’s student immunization requirements and the vaccination requirement for faculty, staff, and vendors.