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 are taking classes on campus and/or use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, or athletic facilities to provide verification to the University that they have had the flu vaccine administered.
Confirmations of Verification
CBU cannot confirm with incoming students the status of their paperwork. However, students may check it for themselves. 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 during the work week for requests to be processed. Additional questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must submit verification prior to registration for any Spring or Summer semester.
Students anticipating a fully online schedule for any Spring or Summer semester also MUST complete the flu verification form. Your schedule will be audited at the beginning of the spring term to ensure compliance.
GETTING YOUR VACCINE
CBU may be hosting flu vaccination clinics during a Fall semester. Watch for notifications in your email.
The flu vaccine is also 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.
DOCUMENTING YOUR VACCINE
You will need to provide proof to Christian Brothers University that you have received the most recent 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.
**For any academic year, flu vaccines must be administered after September 1 to ensure that you have received the most current formula.
If you receive your flu shot at one of the flu vaccine clinics held on campus, you still must complete the online verification form indicating your participation on campus. You will not however be required to provide documentation on the form, since CBU has the records.
- 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 receive their flu vaccine on campus do not need to provide any documentation but must still complete the online verification form indicating their participation on campus.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please address them to email@example.com.