Upload your documentation or let Post know your plans by August 1
We’re all looking forward to a new normal on campus this fall—including a much-needed break from classes held in TEAMS, making new friends and seeing old ones, and being able finally to hold in-person campus social events. But of course, COVID-19 isn’t completely gone, so we need to make sure we’re taking steps to ensure our community is as safe as it can be.
One big step is making sure you upload proof of vaccination or letting Post know your plans for vaccination by August 1, 2021. Whether you’re an incoming or returning student, make sure you add this important task to your checklist for July.
Wait, so what do I need to do by August 1 again?
Submit your vaccine documentation:
- If you’ve had both doses of a two-dose vaccine or received a one-dose vaccine (for example, Johnson &Johnson), once you submit your documentation, you’re good to go. The University recognizes and accepts all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for domestic and international students. The approved WHO vaccine list: Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen; Moderna; Pfizer/ BioNThech; Astra Zeneca, CoViShield; Sinopharm.
- If so far you’ve received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine, that’s fine too—submit it now so you’ll be compliant, and you can submit your completed documentation once you’ve gotten your second dose. See instructions in “How do I let Post know I got my vaccine”
- International students: If you received one dose of the Astra Zeneca, CoViShield, or Sinopharm vaccines, please ensure that you have received a second dose prior to arrival in the United States. You will not be able to obtain a second dose of those vaccines once you arrive. If you have questions please email: [email protected].
What happens if I miss the deadline?
It’s not ideal. You won’t be able to schedule your move-in, attend classes, or participate in other campus-sponsored activities like sports or any other gatherings. No one wants to experience FOMO, so be sure to make the deadline to avoid the headache. We also understand that some situations are out of your control. Keep reading if this applies to you.
How do I let Post know I got my vaccine?
It’s easy—just follow these steps:
- Photograph (jpg) both sides of your COVID-19 Vaccine documentation. Save each
- Open up your student email account. Send your two photographs (JPGs) to [email protected].
- The subject line of the email must read: Covid-19 Immunization + YOUR NAME
- If you are submitting documentation for a partial dose (one dose of a two-dose vaccine), include this sentence in your email to health services. “This is a Partial Dose. My second dose will be on INSERT DATE.” Click “send.” That’s it! Please include your name, date of birth and your student ID number if you know it. If additional information is required, Health Services will reach out to you.
What if I can’t get a vaccine by August 1?
We get it. There may be some circumstances outside of your control. Maybe you live in a community where the vaccine is not readily available. If that’s the case, you can get the vaccine once you arrive in Waterbury in August. Just let us know your plans before August 1 by following these steps:
- Email Health Services. In the subject line on your message: Need Vaccination / Extension
- In the body of your email: “I request an extension to be able to receive my COVID vaccine once I arrive in Waterbury.” Please include your name, date of birth and your student ID number if you know it.
Post University Health Services will reach out to you to coordinate your vaccination.
P.S. If you submitted documentation after just one dose of a two-dose vaccine, be sure to upload documentation once you have received your second dose. Please note that it can take up to three business days for your documentation to be reviewed. If more information is needed for approval, Health Services will reach out to you.