COVID-19 booster shots on student checklist for return to campus this semester

Written by on December 27, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots on student checklist for return to campus this semester

By Chloe Nouvelle
December 27, 2021

An increasing number of Lehigh Valley colleges and universities are requiring their students to get COVID-19 booster shots for the spring semester.

Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, and Lafayette College now require a booster shot for students, faculty, and staff. 

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Both Lehigh and Muhlenberg cite the waning effectiveness of the first vaccine doses over time and the spread of the omicron variant as reasons for the new mandate.

Lehigh will require booster-eligible students to get their shots by Jan.14. 

Muhlenberg and Lafayette’s booster mandates kick in on Feb. 1. 

All three schools previously required students without an exemption to be fully vaccinated.

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