Fordham University COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Fordham University Vaccination Update - Bivalent Booster Required by November 1, 2022

As you may know, Fordham University implemented a policy that requires the entire university community – all students, faculty, staff, and visitors – to be fully vaccinated and boosted for a return to classes last academic year, fall 2021. Hundreds of other colleges and universities throughout the nation did the same. Fordham STEP returned to being an in-person educational program in the spring of 2022 and continued during our 2022 summer program. The return to campus was not only a heart-warming restoration of our dynamic academic community, but it also began the process of healing for many students in many ways. Research has pointed to the negative impact that lockdowns, isolation, and virtual learning have had on students academically, emotionally, and socially. Fordham STEP made it a priority to ensure students returned to campus safely, and we did!

To continue to preserve in-person learning for all students in a manner that keeps all of us safe, the university is requiring all faculty, students, and staff be fully up-to-date with their vaccinations as defined by the CDC, which includes the updated bivalent booster as of Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  The notification from Fordham University’s Office of the Vice President for Administration sent on September 26th indicates,

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals 12 and older are eligible for the updated (bivalent) booster that is effective against multiple COVID variants, and in order to be considered up to date with vaccines, they should receive the updated booster if it has been 2 months or longer since their last COVID-19 vaccine. 

This community requirement includes all STEP Program members – staff, instructors, and students. You can click on this link for the university’s fall 2022 protocols.