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COVID Vaccine Booster Is Now Required at American University

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For the spring semester, all American University students and employees must receive a coronavirus vaccine booster.

According to WTTG-TV (Channel 5), the president stated in a university-wide letter that everyone who is eligible for a booster, including teleworkers and virtual students, must get one by Feb. 10.

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Members of the American University community should also be prepared to undergo coronavirus testing when they return to the D.C. campus after winter break.

“The latest [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance recommends booster shots for all eligible adults over the age of 18,” the letter read, WTTG reported.

“You are eligible if you received your second Pfizer or Moderna dose at least six months ago, or your single-dose Johnson & Johnson dose at least two months ago.” According to additional research, boosters can help protect against the omicron variant.

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