Booster and Testing FAQ

 

Commonly asked questions re: returning to UMass for Spring 2022

Do I have to send you my booster record if I was vaccinated in Massachusetts? I got my booster in Mass. but got an email saying I’m overdue for a booster. (Updated 1/23/22) If you received your booster in Massachusetts, please do not upload your booster data on the portal. We expect to receive your data shortly from MIIS. No action is required at this time.

I keep getting an error message / I can’t login to the portal: If you are having trouble accessing the UMass Patient Portal, this may be due to high traffic and should resolve if you try again at another time. You can review additional troubleshooting tips at umass.edu/uhs/umass-patient-portal, or email uhsportalhelp@umass.edu if you continue to have issues.

When am I due for a booster?

  • If you got Johnson and Johnson, you are eligible after 2 months.
  • If you got Pfizer or Moderna, you are eligible after 5 months.
  • If you got a combination of vaccines, or other international vaccines, you are eligible after 6 months.

I can’t get my booster before I come to UMass, can I get one when I arrive? Yes, you can get your booster when you arrive. You may continue to receive reminder emails until you do so. Check the website umass.edu/coronavirus/vaccine to see when booster appointments can be scheduled at the Campus Center.

I was vaccinated for COVID-19 with an international/WHO-approved vaccine, not Pfizer/Moderna/J&J. What booster am I eligible for and how do I get a booster? Check the website umass.edu/coronavirus/vaccine to see when booster appointments are available to be scheduled. You can make an appointment for any booster, and once you arrive at the clinic, speak with a nurse about the vaccines you already received and what booster is recommended.

Can I get the booster if I have recently tested positive for COVID-19? Yes, you can get the booster once you are done with isolation and your symptoms have resolved.

Do I have to get the booster if I have recently tested positive for COVID-19? Yes, you need to receive a booster if you are eligible, even if you have recently recovered from COVID-19.

 

For more FAQs, visit umass.edu/coronavirus/faqs