Marymount University shared the enhanced COVID-19 vaccination policy that will require a booster shot for all students, faculty and staff who will be physically present on campus during the upcoming semester, a precautionary measure designed to ensure the best possible protection against the virus.
The institution is requiring proof of a booster shot by Jan. 18, 2022, or within two weeks of booster eligibility. The Pfizer booster shot, which is recommended following initial shots of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, will be available by appointment for all Marymount students and employees at the on-campus Student Health Center. Community members also have the option to receive the booster shot off campus in locations such as doctor’s offices, clinics and pharmacies.Prior to the University returning to a fully in-person learning and living model for the Fall 2021 semester, it required COVID-19 vaccination for all community members and offered on-campus vaccine clinics to provide efficient access. This policy resulted in an eventual 98 percent vaccination rate across the institution – and over the course of the semester, only 40 positive COVID-19 cases were reported on campus overall.