COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccines are a longstanding medical and public health tool used to control infectious disease. Public health officials recommend vaccine as an important step to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. We all benefit from vaccination, and Ithaca College students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 disease and we strongly encourage all faculty, staff, and affiliates to do the same.
Updated as of March 22, 2023

As of March 22, 2023, Ithaca College no longer requires incoming students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

About the Vaccine

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of vaccination. Please be aware that the Pfizer (approved for age 6 months and older) and Moderna (approved for age 6 months and older) vaccines require that you receive two doses to be fully immunized; whereas, the Johnson & Johnson (approved for age 18 and older) vaccine requires one dose. You may not have a choice of which vaccine that you receive as it may depend upon what a specific vaccine clinic has available. The following organizations maintain extensive resources on their webpages regarding COVID-19 vaccines:

The vaccine is strongly recommended for all Ithaca College employees and students. 

Vaccine Eligibility

All individuals over the age of 6 months who live, work, or go to school in New York State are eligible for a vaccine.