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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine requirement

The University is requiring COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. This includes students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Campus-wide vaccination is the best defense against the coronavirus. Combined with masking and regular viral testing, a high vaccination rate in Harvard’s community is a critical component of the University’s multi-layered heath and safety measures to protect our community and return to as much in-person learning, research, and activity as possible.

If you’re unable to access an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine before your arrival, the University will offer vaccination with an mRNA vaccine to all Harvard affiliates with a Harvard ID.

Below, you’ll find information on:

  • Harvard’s vaccination rate
  • Resources for planning and scheduling your vaccine, and
  • What to do once you’ve received your vaccine.

Harvard University vaccination rates

Vaccination rates are based on the number of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and researchers authorized to be on campus for the fall semester. Some members of our community, for example international students, will not have access to vaccine until they arrive on campus. They will be able to receive vaccine through Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) upon arrival.

Data as of September 22, 2021. We will update the numbers in the coming weeks as we begin the fall semester.

  • 96%


  • 95%


Plan for your vaccine

man in a mask getting a vaccination from a nurse.

Verify your vaccination

Community members are advised to complete their vaccination as soon as possible and submit verification of vaccination to HUHS.

Verify Your Vaccination

Already received the vaccine?

Keep your vaccination card safe, and make a copy for your files. You never know when that card might be required in the future (for in person participation in activities, international travel, etc.)

Community members are advised to complete their vaccination as soon as possible and submit verification of vaccination to HUHS. Visit the University’s Verify Your Vaccination webpage to learn how to submit your verification.

Questions about Harvard’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution?