Vax Facts

Fast Facts

  • Vaccines are free and easy to get right on campus. 
  • All vaccinations administered on campus are the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty), approved for people 16-years of age and older.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
  • The vaccine reduces your chance of getting COVID-19.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated when two (2) or more weeks have passed after receipt of the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, or two or more weeks have passed after receipt of a single-dose vaccine.
  • Student may submit proof of vaccination in person at the Etter Health Center or online at ship.edu/r3

From CDC.gov: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Fast Facts about Variants

Variants may cause more infections and spread faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19 and may cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people. Being fully vaccinated and boosted reduces the likelihood of severe illness and the time spent in quarantine if exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. 

  • Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus that cause COVID-19, including variants. 
  • Vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, including against the variants. 
  • Fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections appear to be infectious for a shorter period. 
  • Being vaccinated and wearing masks indoors in public spaces reduces the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

From CDC.gov: What You Need to Know about Variants

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