COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster

All community members—students, faculty, staff, and our vendor partners—at our Boston and New York campuses must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved medical or religious exemption for COVID-19.

As of February 15, 2022, you must get a vaccine booster shot for COVID-19 when you are eligible, unless you have received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Spring 2022 Booster Mandate

Given the recent rise in coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, as of February 15, 2022, all eligible members of our on-campus community will need to have obtained a vaccine booster shot for COVID-19. As other members of our community become eligible, they, too, will be expected to obtain the COVID-19 booster shot. In keeping with our protocol throughout the pandemic, approved medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination will be accommodated.

The decision to take this additional step to keep our community safe is the result of in-depth discussions with our partners at Tufts Medical Center, as well as a close review of the latest findings from the CDC regarding vaccination efficacy and expectations for the continued proliferation of new variants. Berklee will be one of a number of institutions of higher education in the Boston area to require the booster going forward.

Please submit documentation of your vaccine booster by February 15. If you are not eligible for the booster by February 15, you will have a one-month grace period from the date you become eligible. 

When You Are Eligible for the Booster

Follow these guidelines depending on which initial vaccine you received:

  • Pfizer or Moderna: You are eligible six months from the date of your second shot.
  • Johnson and Johnson: You are eligible two months from the date of your initial vaccination. 
  • Other vaccines: If you were vaccinated outside the U.S. with a different vaccine (not Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson), please refer to the CDC’s website for guidance, or contact your primary care provider to discuss your options.

How to Get Your Booster

Visit vaxfinder.mass.gov or vaccines.gov to learn about availability in your area. Boosters are also available for free at the Tufts vaccination clinic and Fenway Park clinic.

Booster clinics for our community will be held at the Berklee Testing Center on the following days (more details will be shared soon).

  • January 31: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • February 7: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • February 14: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

How to Submit Your Documentation

Students

  • If you entered Berklee in the summer of 2019 or later, you have a Magnus Health account. Log in to that account to submit your proof of COVID-19 vaccination under the "Berklee Immunization Form and COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation" requirement.
  • If you entered Berklee in the spring of 2019 or before, please email your proof of COVID-19 vaccination to immunizations@berklee.edu.

Faculty and Staff

You should have received a task in your Workday inbox in early January with instructions for submitting your proof of receiving the vaccine booster (i.e., your vaccination card). You may use the link from the email or go directly to the task in your Workday inbox to upload your documentation. This information will be maintained by Human Resources and treated as confidential.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students, faculty, staff, and vendor partners must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received an approved medical or religious exemption to enroll at Berklee for the spring 2022 semester. 

You are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after you have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine. 

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