Vaccinations and Booster Doses

Faculty, Staff and Students

As of May 31, Case Western Reserve has lifted its COVID-19 vaccine requirements for most faculty, staff and students—but strongly encourages everyone to stay current with their COVID-19 immunizations.

In addition, students in our health sciences schools are expected to abide by the health and safety expectations of the clinical sites they access. Students enrolled in health sciences programs with clinical obligations (e.g., MD, BSN, PA, DMD, etc.) still may apply for religious or medical exemptions to mandated COVID-19 vaccinations:

Those participating in clinical experiences are expected to abide by the policies and protocols of the respective organizations; those who choose to seek exemptions should be aware that they may encounter difficulty acquiring the experiences necessary to graduate because they do not have the vaccinations such entities require.

Students who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but are unable to access shots before coming to campus should contact University Health and Counseling Services to schedule a bivalent dose soon after they arrive.

On-Campus Vaccine Clinics

A limited supply of updated (bivalent) Moderna and Pfizer booster vaccines is available at the CWRU Vaccine Clinic. All COVID-19 vaccines, including the bivalent boosters, are available at local pharmacies such as CVS, Rite Aid and others. 

Please review the CDC guidelines to see if you qualify for an updated booster and to review more information about these doses. In general, you are eligible for an updated booster if you have completed your primary series AND it has been at least two months since your last dose of vaccine (primary series or booster dose). 

Note: Per CDC guidelines, the original (monovalent) COVID vaccine can no longer be administered as a booster. 

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