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
Maryland Today is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications for the University of Maryland community weekdays during the academic year, except for university holidays.
Faculty, staff and students receive the daily Maryland Today enewsletter. To be added to the subscription list, sign up here:Subscribe