1.4.22: Reminder: 10 Days Remain to Upload your COVID Booster Documentation

A message sent to continuing undergraduate and graduate students.

Dear Continuing Undergraduate and Graduate Students,

Please disregard this message if you have already provided documentation of your COVID booster. 

The Jan. 14 deadline to upload documentation of your COVID booster on the Health and Wellness Center (HWC) portal is rapidly approaching: 10 days remain to submit your information on the Patient Portal. Please follow these instructions carefully to complete this process.  

As a reminder, Lehigh requires all eligible students, faculty and staff who did not receive an approved medical or religious exemption to receive a COVID booster for the Spring 2022 semester as an extension of the university’s COVID vaccination requirement. Everyone 18 years and older and for whom it has been six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after their initial J&J vaccine is eligible for a COVID booster. Students who become eligible for a booster AFTER Jan. 14 will need to get their booster shot and provide documentation within 14 days after they become eligible.

If you received a medical or religious exemption from COVID vaccination, you are not required to get a booster shot and do not need to take any further action. If your medical or religious circumstances have changed since receiving the original vaccination series and you intend to submit a new request for a medical or religious exemption from the booster requirement, you are required to provide additional information as described on the FAQ linked on our Vaccination Resources Center: "Can I submit a medical or religious exemption request for the COVID booster?"

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important step toward returning to campus in a few short weeks. 

-COVID Response Team