Follow-up to University's announcement about requiring all students to receive COVID-19 vaccines

April 21, 2021

Dear Graduate Students,

We have received a number of follow-up questions about yesterday’s message announcing that students must provide proof of having received a Covid-19 vaccine.  Most of these questions were about lack of access to vaccines that are authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  We have passed these questions along to University Health Services (UHS) and Communications, as updates to the FAQs on the Covid-19 Resources site will be made as more information becomes available. 

In the meantime, we write to assure you that any students in international locations who are unable to receive FDA-authorized vaccines prior to their arrival or return to campus will have the opportunity to consult with UHS staff about whether vaccination here in New Jersey is appropriate.  For those who may be directed to be vaccinated here, a grace period for vaccination will allow for this. If students have already received vaccines that are not authorized by the FDA, UHS will make individualized determinations about the need for additional vaccines based on which vaccines such students have received and relevant public health guidance.  Questions about this can be directed to myuhs@princeton.edu.  

 

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Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Clio Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544

  

From: Dean of the Graduate School <graddean@Princeton.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:14 PM
To: PU-Grads (pu-grads@lists.princeton.edu) <pu-grads@lists.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: University will require all students to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Dear Graduate Students,

Princeton University will require all graduate and undergraduate students enrolled or otherwise present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year to receive, and to provide proof of having received, a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For graduate students, this includes all enrolled graduate students except those approved by their departments and the Graduate School to be enrolled in absentia for the 21-22 academic year. As soon as students are vaccinated, they must upload their COVID-19 vaccine record into the myUHS portal

Students enrolling or otherwise planning to be present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year must provide proof of having received their final dose of the vaccine (second dose for two-dose vaccine or one dose for single dose vaccine) by August 1. For new incoming graduate students who are approved to arrive on campus as early as July 1, they should make plans to receive all required immunizations prior to their arrival.

Students, including international students with questions about how to receive a vaccine authorized by the FDA, should visit the COVID Resources website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

The University has not yet decided whether to require faculty, staff, and others working or otherwise present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year to provide proof of having received an approved vaccine. However, the University highly recommends vaccinations for all employees and other members of the campus community.

More information and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the COVID Resources website.

 

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Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
Princeton University
Clio Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544