Booster Requirement

updated January 13, 2022

As we continue to combat the COVID-19 virus, we require all in our community to remain up to date with our vaccination requirement, which will include an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—a “booster shot”—when they are eligible.

While we know that we cannot fully prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, public health guidance is clear that full vaccination is crucial to reducing case transmission, thereby minimizing serious illness and hospitalization in our community. Especially in high risk transmission areas, these actions are key to our ability to continue to offer on-campus housing, in-person classes, and campus activities.

How to Report

Faculty, staff, and commuting students should also make plans to be in compliance with this requirement by the start of the spring semester. You can report your booster using the same process as you reported your original vaccination, using the forms on this page. We strongly encourage all in our community to sign up for CRISP, our regional health exchange, so that we can automatically receive your COVID-19 vaccination and booster data.

Getting your Booster On Campus

Currently, there are no scheduled upcoming booster clinics. Updates about booster clinics will be posted here as we receive new information.

Types of Boosters

We are strongly recommending that community members receive an mRNA booster shot (Pfizer or Moderna) in order to afford the strongest protection from contracting the Omicron variant.

Exemptions

Community members with approved medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination mandate are not subject to this booster requirement. Applications for medical or religious exemptions from the booster requirement will also be considered. Those with approved exemptions must continue to meet health and safety requirements that will be provided to them.