Update on COVID-19 booster shots
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- COVID-19 boosters
- COVID-19 first doses
- Flu shots
- Spring semester planning
- How to stay informed
Dear faculty, staff and students,
COVID-19 cases on campus continue to remain low – thank you for protecting yourself and the community by being vaccinated, masking up, and staying home and getting tested if you have symptoms. Campus vaccination rates continue to rise, with 94 percent of students and 95 percent of employees fully vaccinated. Individuals who are not yet fully vaccinated continue to be required to test weekly.
Information about COVID-19 boosters is changing rapidly and can be confusing. The chart below summarizes what we currently know about COVID booster eligibility.
Did you receive Moderna or Johnson & Johnson?
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for people ages 18 and over who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and for some at risk populations who received the Moderna vaccine. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it, these boosters will be available soon, including on campus through University Health Services. Check MyUHS to schedule a booster appointment.
Did you receive Pfizer?
No-cost appointments continue to be available on campus for Pfizer recipients seeking a booster shot. Make an appointment.
Graphic courtesy Public Health Madison & Dane County
COVID-19 first doses
If you have not yet been vaccinated, we continue to encourage you to do so. No-cost appointments are available on campus now. Learn more.
Spring semester planning
Planning is under way now for spring semester policies and procedures related to COVID-19. We will share more information with you as it becomes available.
As we plan for the future, we recognize that COVID-19 will likely remain present at some level and, like many other diseases, is increasingly both preventable and treatable. Our public health policies will evolve to reflect those facts.
How to stay informed