The AUCC Requires COVID-19 vaccination booster shots of all eligible staff, faculty, and students for Spring Semester 2022

The member institutions of the AUCC announce that COVID-19 vaccination booster shots will be required of all eligible staff, faculty, and students for Spring Semester 2022. The deadline for compliance with this requirement is February 6, 2022. The AUCC has been at the vanguard protecting the health and wellness of our campus community. This leadership manifests outstanding successes with some of the lowest COVID-19 positivity rates and highest vaccination rates of any college campus in the nation. In recent days, communities across the nation have seen significant increases in COVID-19 cases because of the spread of the Omicron variant. The AUCC has been monitoring the latest data and consulting with the Morehouse School of Medicine and public health experts and epidemiologists to understand the trajectory of the virus. Careful consultation and review of these data demands that steps must be taken to prepare for a potential surge of cases in January. Recognizing the high level of concern about the Omicron variant and its potential impact on spring semester operations, protocols to mitigate community spread are necessary.

Although COVID-19 vaccination remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest vaccination becomes less effective over time, especially in people aged 65 years and older and at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms. The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19.

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 404-752-1000 (employees) or (404) 756-1241 (students).

Vaccination Locations: Morehouse Healthcare – 455 Lee Street SW, 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30310 (employees) or
AUCC Student Health and Wellness Center 455 Lee Street SW, 3rd Floor Atlanta, GA 30310 (students).

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