What types of COVID-19 vaccines meet the College's requirement?
In addition to the three vaccines currently authorized and recommended in the United States by the FDA and CDC (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), the College will accept vaccines that have completed the Emergency Use Listing Evaluation Process through the World Health Organization (WHO). You can monitor updates on approved vaccines using the links provided as they may change over the year.
What if I do not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine or a type of vaccine that meets the requirement?
Students must promptly notify the International Center of this so the Center can facilitate opportunities for vaccination upon arrival. Unvaccinated students or partially vaccinated students must wear their masks both indoors and outdoors.
What if I did not complete the full vaccination process prior to the required deadline?
Students should immediately alert the International Center of this. Upon arrival to campus, the Center will help facilitate opportunities for vaccination for students who cannot begin the vaccination process because of unavailability of the vaccine in their country. Students arriving from outside the United States who began the vaccination process and are not considered fully vaccinated will be permitted on campus and expected to follow the guidelines in place for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated students until the full vaccination process is completed.
Do I need a COVID-19 PCR prior to arrival on campus?
Springfield College will no longer require COVID-19 pre-arrival testing or documentation of recovery for international students or any student arriving from outside the United States.