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Fall 2021 and the student vaccine requirement

April 19, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley

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In this message: COVID vaccination required for Fall 2021

Dear graduate students,

President Salovey and Provost Strobel just announced that all students coming to campus for the fall semester are required to be fully vaccinated. Although public health conditions and expert guidance will continue to guide our plans for the 2021-22 academic year, achieving wide-spread vaccination brings us closer to regaining the in-person Yale experience we all value so deeply.

We all have a part in making an in-person return to campus possible. Please take care of yourselves and others by getting vaccinated as soon as you can. The Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program has received a new supply of Pfizer vaccine. Appointments are now available on campus over the next two weeks at the Lanman Center which makes it possible to receive both doses before the end of the semester.

The schedule for these vaccine clinics is:

Dose #1 Dose #2
Wednesday, April 21 Wednesday, May 12
Friday, April 23  Friday, May 14
Saturday, April 24 Saturday, May 15
Wednesday, April 28 Wednesday, May 19

Follow these tips for scheduling an appointment. You can also call the Campus COVID-19 Resource Line at 203-432-6604 with questions or for assistance with booking an appointment.

Some of you may be hesitant to get vaccinated. Please know that millions of people – including myself – have been vaccinated for protection against the virus and for the health of our families and communities. If you have been on the fence, I encourage you to reconsider and make an appointment for the Lanman Center clinics.

With best wishes for your health and success,
Lynn Cooley

Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics
Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology