Student Guide to Vaccination Verification

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  1. Log into your CUNYfirst account.
  2. Click on the Vaccination Verification link in your CUNYfirst menu.
  3. You will see three options in the Vaccine Information Options section - vaccinated, medical exemption, and religious exception.

Vaccinated

  1. In the Vaccine Information Options section, select Vaccinated.
  2. Input details for every vaccine dose you received within the Vaccination Information section. 
  3. Select your Vaccination Type from the dropdown menu, starting with the first dose (if more than one was received)
  4. Input the date the dose was received in Vaccination Date field.
  5. Select Vaccination Country and Vaccination Location from the dropdown menus.
  6. If you selected USA as your Vaccination Country, include the State where you were vaccinated.
  7. If you received more than one vaccination dose, click the Add a Row button to include additional dose details.
  8. If you received your vaccination in New York State and have a valid NYS Excelsior pass, click the checkmark in the NYS Excelsior Pass Attestation section and fill out your information details exactly as you provided them to the Excelsior App. Please note, this information will not be used to update any information in CUNYfirst.
  9. Upload your Vaccination Record and NYS Excelsior Pass (if available) in the Supporting Documents section by selecting the appropriate Document Type from the dropdown menu and clicking the Upload button.
  10. Click Add a Row button to upload additional documents.
  11. Review the Attestation section and check that you have read and agree to the University vaccination policy. If you are under 18 years old, the Attestation section must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
  12. Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  13. Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  14. Once submitted, the Approval and Excelsior status fields will appear at the top of the page. You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time.

Medical Exemption

Note: Medical exemption requests must be accompanied by a CUNY Medical Exemption Form completed by a medical professional.

  1. In the Vaccine Information Options section, select Medical Exemption.
  2. Provide your medical exemption reason in the Medical Reason Comment text box.
  3. Upload your supporting medical exemption documentation (including the CUNY Medical Exemption Form) in the Supporting Documents section by clicking the Upload link and selecting a file from your computer.
  4. Reason the Attestation section and check that you certify that all details and documentation you have provided are accurate and valid. If you are under 18 years old, the Attestation section must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
  5. Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  7. Once submitted, the Approval status field will appear at the top of the page. You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time.

Religious Exception

  1. In the Vaccine Information Options section, select Religious Exception.
  2. Provide your religious exception reason in the Religious Reason Comment text box.
  3. Upload your supporting religious exception documentation in the Supporting Documents section by clicking the Upload link and selecting a file from your computer.
  4. Reason the Attestation section and check that you certify that all details and documentation you have provided are accurate and valid. If you are under 18 years old, the Attestation section must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
  5. Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  7. Once submitted, the Approval status field will appear at the top of the page. You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time.


Questions regarding the vaccination verification policy can be addressed by the Queens College Location Vaccine Authority liaison: Terri Calhoun (Terri.Calhoun@qc.cuny.edu)


LINK: CUNYfirst Vaccination Verification user guides and FAQs