Rythee Lambert-Jones, assistant vice president and chief human resources officer, sent the following email to employees today:
Protecting the health and safety of our campus community is a top priority. Since March 1, 2021, the university has provided employees with administrative leave to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Release time or administrative leave is now available for employees to get COVID-19 vaccines, additional doses and boosters, and the seasonal flu vaccine*.
As University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon Marinopoulos has said, although the vaccination rate on our campus remains extremely high, everyone ages 18 and over should get a COVID-19 booster shot. In addition, he has reminded our community that the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu.
*Due to predictions that the 2021-22 flu season may be a particularly difficult one, coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university is offering release time or administrative leave for flu shots throughout this flu season only.
Release Time for On-campus Vaccines
Administrative Leave for Off-campus Vaccines
General Information for On- or Off-campus Vaccine Appointments
Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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