COVID-19 booster shots required, testing, safety resources, and more.
COVID-19 booster shots required, testing, safety resources, and more.
Quick Quack
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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.

  • The COVID-19 self-test program is on break Dec. 20 and will return on Jan. 3. For current hours, visit University Health Services.
  • MAP Moved: UO's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) is now located at McArthur Court.
  • Free, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available through MAP to the Lane County community and all UO employees and students.
Using a combination of strategies is stronger and more effective at preventing serious illness than any one single approach.
  • Flu Shot Season: Reduce your risk of flu by getting your annual flu vaccine. According to the CDC you can safely get a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time. Local pharmacies, health care providers, and Lane County are offering flu shots. Students can receive a flu shot at University Health Services.
  • Prevention: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC outlines some general precautions to minimize the spread of respiratory diseases. 

    Quick Quack will return with another newsletter Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.
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