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Student vaccination policy updated to require booster

As we face the emergence of new COVID-19 variants and ongoing high transmission rates, getting a booster shot is an important way to protect ourselves both individually and as a community. Skidmore College is now requiring all eligible staff, faculty, and students to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.
All eligible Skidmore students must get a booster by the start of the spring semester (by Jan. 24, 2022) or within 30 days of becoming eligible.

  • If you received a medical or religious exemption to Skidmore’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement and you are not vaccinated, you do not need to get a booster.
  • Please review the CDC’s current guidelines for booster shots. Individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine can now receive a booster shot five months after completing their Pfizer or Moderna primary series. If you had an initial Johnson and Johnson dose, you are eligible for a booster two months after your shot. If you were vaccinated outside the United States and you received a WHO-approved vaccination regimen, such as Sinovax, CoVax, etc., you are eligible for a Pfizer booster shot six months after completing your first vaccination regimen.

Submitting proof of vaccination

  • Students should submit proof of booster vaccination directly through the Skidmore Health Portal. This portal is confidential and secure, and your password may be different than your regular Skidmore password. If you received a booster at the on-campus clinic last year, you must still submit proof of booster application.
  • Students who are eligible for a booster and who return to campus without submitting proof of receiving one will be in violation of Skidmore’s Student Code of Conduct.