Flu Vaccine Student Requirement
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone — with very rare exceptions — should get a seasonal flu vaccine.
For that reason, and for the continued health and well-being of our community, Christian Brothers University is requiring all students who plan to take classes on campus and/or use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, or athletic facilities during the Spring 2021 semester to provide verification to the University that they have had the flu vaccine administered.
Confirmations of Verification
As submissions increase, we are unable to notify students individually regarding the status of their paperwork.
With the help of ITS, we are pleased to offer flu vaccination confirmations behind the BannerWeb login. Once logged in to Bannerweb, follow these instructions.
- Click “Personal Information” tab.
- Click the “Personal Information” link.
- Click “View Health Records on File”
- If there is a date next to the flu vaccination, the file has been updated and requirement met.
If it says “Not Received” the file remains under review or not received — and the requirement unfulfilled. Please allow 24 hours for requests to be processed. Additional questions may be addressed to email@example.com.
Dear CBU Student:
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone — with very rare exceptions — should get a seasonal flu vaccine. (For info on the flu and its prevention, visit cdc.gov/flu.)
For that reason and for the continued health and well-being of our community, Christian Brothers University is requiring all students who plan to take classes on campus and/or use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, or athletic facilities during the Spring 2021 semester to provide verification to the University that they have had the flu vaccine administered.
The deadline for submitting this verification is January 15, 2021. Students who do not provide proof of vaccination by this deadline will be dropped from their classes and will be eligible to re-register only after proper verification is submitted.
GETTING YOUR VACCINE
The flu vaccine is available from your regular healthcare provider, most public health department clinics, and at pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS. It is usually free of charge with proof of health insurance. Public health clinics and pharmacies do not usually require an appointment but you should confirm their hours during the holiday season.
DOCUMENTING YOUR VACCINE
You will need to provide proof to Christian Brothers University that you have received the vaccine. This can be in the form of a document or receipt from your provider or a screenshot from a website or mobile app from vendors such CVS or Walgreens.* The documentation should include:
- the date of the vaccination**
- the recipient’s name
- identification of it as an influenza shot/nasal spray
- the provider’s name/location (i.e. the practice or clinic providing the vaccine)
- provider contact information (for verification purposes)
*On pharmacy websites and mobile apps, you can usually find the necessary record listed under recently filled prescriptions.
**The date for receiving the injection should not be earlier than September 1, 2020 to ensure that you have received the most current vaccine.
If you have already received a flu shot at one of the flu vaccine clinics held on campus, documentation will not be necessary since CBU has retained records of those community members who participated.
SUBMITTING YOUR VACCINE VERIFICATION
Visit cbu.edu/fluvaccine and fill out the simple online form. If verification materials are required, you may upload them in the form of scanned/photographed documents, email files or attachments, or screenshots.
- Students who are completely remote/online are exempt from this requirement but are still required to fill out the online form indicating this status.
- Students who cannot participate in receiving the vaccination for medical or religious reasons will need to upload documentation (e.g., a letter from your primary care provider or religious leader on their professional letterhead) which must include the reason for the exemption request.
- Students who received their flu vaccine on campus do not need to provide any documentation but should still complete the online verification form indicating their participation on campus.
International students who do not have access to flu vaccination in their home country should work with the Division of Student Development & Campus Life to make arrangements to receive it after they arrive in the United States. Contact Bettye Durham, Coordinator of COVID Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Harrington, Director of Health Services, at email@example.com to make these arrangements. Questions related to immigration needs should be directed to Melissa Luttman, Director of Study Abroad, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS
As previously announced, all residential students will be required to provide verification of both a flu vaccine and a negative COVID-19 test result taken within seven (7) days prior to their return to campus in January. Residential students must bring a print copy of their negative test results with them when they arrive on campus to move in. The approved tests include a PCR or rapid test. You should contact your local health department or personal healthcare provider to identify testing locations. If you have
CBU will again be organizing a staggered move-in process to allow for safe social distancing. Additional information, including dates and assigned move-in times, will be provided to residential students through their CBU email.
In closing, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this requirement may cause. However, in the long run, I think we can all agree that any and all efforts to keep our Lasallian community healthy are worth it. By continuing to prioritize our shared sense of community and respect for each other, we will continue to thrive and grow individually and collectively.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please reach out to Heather Harrington, Director of Health Services, at email@example.com.
Stay safe, Bucs. We are looking forward to seeing you all back on campus for Spring 2021!
Beth R. Gerl
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life