International Student Vaccination Guidelines
In accordance with the CDC, the above quick reference guidelines will be followed for students entering and returning to Christian Brothers University this fall. Students must provide proper documentation of vaccination. Proper documentation shall include the student’s name, date of birth, vaccine manufacturer, and dates the vaccine has been administered. Please note that FULLY VACCINATED is defined as an individual who has received their LAST dosage for a period of two weeks (14 days) or greater.
The FDA has approved three (3) vaccinations for use in the United States: Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), and Moderna. Some people may have received a COVID-19 vaccine that is not currently authorized in the United States. No data are available on the safety or efficacy of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the United States after receipt of a non-FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. However, in some circumstances people who received a COVID-19 vaccine not currently authorized in the United States may be offered revaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine:
- COVID-19 vaccines not authorized by FDA but listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO)2
- People who have received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by WHO do not need any additional doses with an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
- People who have not received all the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine listed for emergency use by WHO may be offered a complete FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series.
- COVID-19 vaccines neither authorized by FDA nor listed for emergency use by WHO
- People who received all or some of the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is neither authorized by FDA nor listed for emergency use by WHO may be offered a complete FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine series.
The minimum interval between the last dose of a non-FDA authorized vaccine or a WHO-listed vaccine and an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine is 28 days. Only people who have received all recommended doses of an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of public health guidance.
In addition to the CDC approved vaccinations listed above, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also approved the following vaccinations for use: AstraZeneca-SKBio, Serum Institute of India, Sinovac and Sinopharm.
Many scenarios and questions have been posed regarding the arrival, vaccination, or quarantine of our international students. Keeping in mind that classes begin August 16, 2021, please review the following scenario timelines for guidance.
The Student Development and Campus Life team has approved the arrival for our international students to begin on August 1, 2021.
Those students that are fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO approved vaccination will be allowed to move into their Fall 2021 assigned campus housing. The University will test those students between days 3-5 of arrival. The Coordinator of COVID Operations will set up an appointment time and location with CBU Health Services. Students must attend this testing session. Until an individual receives a negative COVID test, one must self-monitor for symptoms and immediately report any COVID symptoms to the Coordinator of COVID Operations or CBU Health Services.
Vaccinated Students must arrive no later than August 10, 2021. Since COVID testing is not performed on weekends, this will allow students to be tested during the 3-5 day required period, attend the international student orientation tentatively scheduled for August 12-15, AND begin classes promptly on August 16 with the entire student body. Students will move into their campus rooms upon arrival.
DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED
Non-Vaccinated Students must arrive between August 1 through August 4 and will immediately be taken to the quarantine facility. Since COVID testing is not performed on weekends, this arrival will allow students to be tested between days 5-7 of the required quarantine period, be released from quarantine to attend the orientation for international students tentatively scheduled for August 12-15, and begin classes promptly on August 16 with the entire student body.
Non-Vaccinated students will be provided transportation from the airport to the quarantine facility on campus. The quarantine facility will have linens and towels. You will need to bring a pillow, clothing for seven days, personal hygiene products, and any chargers or adapters for your electronic devices that you will need during your quarantine. Meals will be delivered via Aramark Food Services. Laundry machines are available for use in the facility.
*** Please note that the CDC recommendations may change, shifting these above stated directions.