Back in May, when we established the College’s requirement that all non-exempt students, faculty, and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the possibility of booster shots was on the distant horizon. Full vaccination has meant two Pfizer or Moderna shots, or the single Johnson & Johnson shot, plus two weeks.

Now booster shots are much closer to widespread availability. Following federal and state guidelines, SJC will be incorporating them into our definition of fully vaccinated. The College will require COVID-19 boosters for campus students and all faculty and staff (excluding those who currently have approved exemptions). The requirement will be implemented on a rolling basis - as boosters become available, and as the list of recommended recipients expands.

More details about this process will follow from the PRT, the Health and Wellness Center, and SJC’s Human Resources team. Together we will establish an orderly process to ensure that our entire community continues to live and learn safely at Saint Joe’s.

If you have already received your booster, please update your full vaccination status at the Health and Wellness Center’s encrypted Google form.