Booster Shots Required: The UO will require all students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 booster as soon as they are eligible. President Michael H. Schill announced the decision in a message to campus. The deadline has not been set, you are encouraged to get your booster over the break if you are eligible and able.
Individuals 18 and older are eligible to receive a booster:
- At least six months after their second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. For example, anyone who received their second dose on or before June 21, 2021, is now eligible for a booster.
- At least two months after the initial dose of a Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine. As of today, this would be on or before October 21, 2020.
What if I am not eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster?
- Make a plan to get a booster shot when you become eligible. Deadlines, yet to be set by the university, will take into consideration individual eligibility.
Where to get a booster shot:
- Eligible students currently out of town can contact their local public health agency, pharmacy, or health care provider for details about appointments and available vaccine types.
- Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics at PeaceHealth RiverBend Annex in Springfield, Oregon, are now open Tuesday through Sunday. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available. Booster shots, first and second doses, and pediatric doses are available at these clinics. Appointments are not needed.
- Lane County Public Health is also hosting booster clinics and provides a list of additional places, including health care providers and pharmacies, that offer COVID-19 vaccinations in the Eugene/Springfield community.