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Which U.S. Colleges are Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall Semester?

Early this year, when The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized three COVID-19 vaccines under emergency-use authorization — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Many U.S. colleges and universities looked into requiring the vaccine for the fall semester as the vicious virus was ravaging through college campuses. The first academic institutions to publicly announce a vaccine mandate were private schools: Cornell and Duke University, and public institutions followed suit. As of Aug. 17, more than 700 colleges require students to be fully inoculated against SARS-CoV-2 before the fall semester.

The data table below lists colleges and universities that require vaccines for on-campus, residential students. Schools with three asterisks indicate that the school will only require the COVID-19 vaccine pending full FDA approval. You can use the search box the search for your school or state.

To find out more information regarding your school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements, visit your school's health website.


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