Public health officials recommend vaccination as the first and best way to ultimately protect our community against COVID-19. However, stopping this pandemic requires us to continue to deploy all public health strategies, including those well-known to us (e.g., mask wearing, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, avoiding large groups, limiting travel).

Vaccination and Booster Requirement

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19.

Cornell requires all students and employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine and booster as part of comprehensive vaccination against this virus. The booster requirement must be met by January 31, or 30 days after you become eligible, and proof of booster must be uploaded to the Daily Check. See here for more information.

Vaccination Eligibility

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all New York residents 5 and older. People who live outside the state but work or study in New York are also eligible.

Appointments are currently available at a number of state-run and city-run sites.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility, please visit