Notre Dame requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccine before fall 2021 semester
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame announced today that it will require all students returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This includes all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
The University said they will accommodate documented medical or religious exemptions.
“The safety of the University and local communities is always our highest priority,” Father Jenkins said. “Requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a new and important addition to our health policies, one that we believe will enhance public health at Notre Dame and in our community, while also contributing to our ability to return to a more vibrant campus environment.”
The University is opening a clinic on April 8 with the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine. The clinic will be held in the Compton Family Ice Arena.
The University currently requires enrolled students to be immunized against meningitis, measles, hepatitis B, mumps, rubella. Chicken pox, and tetanus. Last fall, all students were required to get the flu vaccine with the exception of medical and religious reasons.