Vaccines & the Saint Joseph’s Community
The University is closely following the local availability and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and sharing the latest information on this website. The University will not require COVID-19 vaccination while the current options are conditionally approved by the FDA. When the vaccines have full approval, the University will reevaluate whether the vaccine will be required for students. As with other vaccinations, employees will not be required to show proof of immunity.
Vaccine Resources & Information
The supply of the COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited in the United States. For this reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing recommendations to federal, state and local governments about the timeline for offering vaccines to different populations.
Additionally, each state is responsible for its own vaccination roll-out plan. To find out what your home state is doing, visit your state's health department for more information.
More resources in the tri-state area:
State Information and Resources
Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination
Information about the process, safety, efficacy and side effects of vaccination are available on the CDC website.
Interested in Volunteering?
Pennsylvania is seeking volunteers at vaccination sites. Visit the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Pennsylvania (SERVPA) for more information.
Vaccination Recording Survey
Community members who have been vaccinated may complete a voluntary reporting survey to assist us in our ongoing efforts to mitigate virus transmission on campus.
This survey will allow the University to provide asymptomatic community members who have been vaccinated with customized quarantine procedures and excuse them from surveillance testing. Without providing this information, vaccinated community members will still need to follow University quarantine and surveillance testing protocols as we will need proof of vaccination to make exceptions.
Access to the survey results will be limited to the contact tracing administrators, the student testing coordinator and the Student Health Center.