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COVID Vaccine

All DePauw students are required to be vaccinated from COVID-19 beginning in the Fall 2021 term. Information about Fall 2021 and the COVID-19 Vaccine is available here.

DePauw also requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As with the required flu vaccine, employees who have a medical or religious reason, or philosophical belief, will be exempted from this requirement, but will be required to follow the protocols outlined below. 

COVID-19 Booster

On December 20, the University announced that requires all students and employees to receive a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they reach eligibility for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. This requirement is based on recommendations from the CDC and FDA.

Submission of Vaccination and Booster Shot Information

  • Students who have received the vaccine should provide a copy of their completed vaccination card here.

  • Students who have received their booster vaccine should provide a copy of their booster vaccination document here.

  • Employees should use this form to submit vaccination and booster shot information.

  • Employees looking for vaccine sites in our area can check here

  • Employee exemptions should be submitted here.


 

Protocols by vaccination status

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated faculty and staff: 

  • must wear masks indoors and when around others.
  • must practice physical distancing. 
  • must be tested once per month or more frequently based on any spread on campus and in the local area.
  • must quarantine if a COVID test is positive. 

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students:

  • must wear masks indoors and when around others.
  • must practice physical distancing. 
  • are asked to test prior to arrival, participate in return to campus transition, and will be tested on the day of arrival and again throughout the term as needed, based on spread on campus and in the local area.
  • must quarantine if a COVID test is positive. 

Fully vaccinated individuals will:

  • no longer be required to wear masks indoors.
  • not be tested unless needed.
  • not be required to practice physical distancing.

 

How to schedule your appointment

All appointments at off-campus vaccination locations must be made in advance by visiting ourshot.in.gov or by calling 2-1-1. For step by step instructions on how to schedule an appointment, click here.

Who to call if you have questions about getting vaccinated

DePauw students and employees who utilize the DePauw Health Wellness Clinic are welcome to call DePauw Health at 765-658-4555 to speak with a member of the Hendricks Regional Health staff with general questions about the COVID-19 vaccines or about COVID-19 vaccines and their specific health.

For general questions about COVID-19 vaccination requirement, contact Julia Proctor at covid19@depauw.edu.

What does it mean if I’m fully vaccinated

Based on guidance from the CDC, fully COVID-19 vaccinated students and employees will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19 as long as they remain asymptomatic. These students and employees will still be required to monitor their symptoms and seek care for COVID-19 like symptoms and illness.  Students and employees who are vaccinated are still responsible for following DePauw recommendations and requirements, including physical distancing standards and community mask usage.

In addition, fully vaccinated students and employees are no longer part of the asymptomatic testing pool for the 90 days following their second vaccination, consistent with students who have a COVID-19 diagnosis within the past 90 days.

From the CDC:

To be fully vaccinated, you will need two shots of some COVID-19 vaccines. The ISDH has released information regarding booster shots and details about eligibility.

  • If you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two shots, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two shots.

  • If you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires one shot, you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your shot. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only requires one shot.

If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second shot, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final shot).

These recommendations and requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we monitor and evaluate data. (last updated 12.1.21)