Information for International Students

Important Vaccine Information for Students Arriving from Outside the United States

Please note: These protocols are subject to change

 

For students who are fully vaccinated with an *authorized vaccine:

  • Submit documentation of your vaccination here.
  • You will need to be tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after your arrival in the U.S.
  • No self-quarantine protocol is required, but you must report any COVID-19 symptoms to the HEAL Line (301-405-4325) if they arise.
  • Please note: International COVID Vaccine Records require a physician's signature on the English translation. If your vaccine record already has an English translation pre-printed on it in addition to your native language, this is acceptable as long as the name of the vaccine and your name are written in English on the document. If English does not appear on the vaccine document, please translate the document and have your doctor sign and date each document.  This is the same process as required for your international immunization records.
     

Authorized Vaccines

*The following vaccines have FDA EUA authorization and/or are WHO-authorized.

Platform

Vaccine Name

Manufacturer

mRNA

BNT162b2/Tozinameran/COMIRNATY®

Pfizer-BioNTech

mRNA

mRNA-1273

Moderna

Ad26

Ad26.COV2.S

Johnson & Johnson

ChAdOx1

Azd1222

AstraZeneca;EMA

ChAdOx1

Azd1222

AstraZeneca; MFDS Korea

ChAdOx1

Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)

Serum Institute India

Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant

Sinopharm

Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd

Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated Sinovac

 

For students who are NOT fully vaccinated with a WHO-Authorized Vaccine:

  • Upon arrival in the U.S., you will need to self-quarantine for 7 days.

  • You will also need to be tested for COVID-19 with a viral PCR test 3-5 days after arrival. You may be tested at any COVID-19 testing location, or call the UHC at (301) 314-8184 to schedule a COVID-19 test. 

  • You will need to provide documentation of your negative PCR test in order to complete your 7-day quarantine. You can submit documentation here

  • If you test negative, you will still need to complete the full 7-day self-quarantine. If you test positive, you must call the HEAL line for further instructions. 

  • UMD intends to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated students as soon as they have completed the 7-day quarantine. Information about vaccine clinics on campus will be available in early August. To find a local COVID-19 vaccine clinic, click here.

  • International students who have NOT been fully vaccinated with a WHO-authorized vaccine by the time they arrive in the US will have up to 30 days from the date of their arrival to complete their vaccination requirement, with a final deadline of September 30.  

  • Once you have received your first dose of vaccine in the US, you may come to campus provided you get tested twice weekly and wear a mask at all times until you complete your vaccination requirement. Please return to this page for updates and additional details regarding testing, to be posted at a later date.

  • Please reach out to the health center by emailing health@umd.edu for guidance if you have any questions about your circumstances.

Information for Students Partially Vaccinated outside of the United States

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Students who have not received all the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine listed for emergency use by WHO must complete an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series. They may begin the vaccine series once they have arrived in the US and completed the 7-day quarantine with a negative test on day 3-5.
  • Students who received all or some of the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is neither authorized by FDA nor listed for emergency use by WHO must complete an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series. They may begin the vaccine series once they have arrived in the US and completed the 7-day quarantine with a negative test on day 3-5.
  • The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine or a WHO-authorized vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days.
  • Only people who have received all recommended doses of an FDA-authorized or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated.

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