Additional Booster Doses Start Tomorrow

To Our Faculty, Staff and Students:

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster for select individuals, we are pleased to announce that Case Western Reserve will immediately begin administering those vaccinations tomorrow (Friday, April 1). 

The CDC’s moves follow the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval Tuesday of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 and older and certain others who are immunocompromised. 

Specifically, the FDA endorsed the following for people who received their previous vaccination at least four months ago:

  • for individuals 50 and older, another dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine;
  • for immunocompromised individuals who are 12 and older, an additional Pfizer dose; and
  • for immunocompromised individuals 18 and older, an additional Moderna vaccination.

In addition, the CDC recommended that those 18 to 49 who received two doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine (with the second dose at least four months ago) should receive a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, regardless of whether they are immunocompromised.

These vaccines are available to members of the campus community and their family members, as well as our broader local community. Appointments are not required, but those seeking vaccination should bring photo IDs and their CDC cards showing previous doses. 

The vaccine clinic is located in the Nursing Research Building (2120 Cornell Road) and is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. While an appointment is not needed, only those present by 2:30 p.m. on weekdays will be able to receive a booster that day.

Finally, tomorrow is the last day for members of the campus community to visit the COVID-19 testing clinic. The multiple vending machines located around campus will continue to be stocked, and samples collected each weekday.

Carolyn Gregory
Vice President for Human Resources

Lou Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs