Information for New and Continuing International Students at UD
As an international student, am I required by the University of Delaware to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
To continue protecting the health and safety of the UD community, the University of Delaware will require all students to be fully immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine by August 15, 2021. New and continuing international students are expected to have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine, or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine, by that date.
Which vaccines will meet the UD requirement?
The University of Delaware will recognize vaccines that are approved by the FDA, CDC, State of Delaware, or the World Health Organization
. If you have received a vaccine that is not on the approved list, please contact Student Health Services for guidance prior to arrival to campus.
What if I can’t get a vaccine in my home country (or all of the required doses)? Can I get it when I arrive in the U.S.?
We understand that not all international students will have access to vaccines in their home country, and vaccines are not currently required for travel. Student Health Services can assist with guidance on available vaccine information for international students who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in their home country when they arrive to campus.
Will I be able to remain on campus and start the semester even if I haven’t completed my full course of vaccinations?
You will be able to start the semester as you await to receive the second dose of your two-dose vaccine. You will be allowed to stay in the residence halls and attend classes while waiting for your second dose.
What if I can’t get my vaccine or arrive into the U.S. before the August 15 deadline?
The University strongly recommends that international students initiate the vaccine process as soon as possible to protect themselves and others. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in your home country or by the time you reach campus, please notify Student Health Services immediately upon arrival to UD and consult the state of Delaware’s COVID-19 Response website for helpful information about obtaining a vaccine.
Where can I find the most recent information about the vaccine requirement at UD?
Please visit the University of Delaware FAQ at udel.edu/coronavirus to get the most recent updates about the vaccine requirement and other COVID-19-related information. You can also contact Student Health Services at email@example.com with any specific inquiries about the COVID-19 vaccine.