by Charlotte Pence Bond
The University of Notre Dame joined a growing list of universities that are requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to campus for classes in the fall.
In a letter posted on the university’s website, leaders of the school explained the reason for the change in health protocol, including details about the school’s new on-campus vaccination site that opened on April 8 for members of the Notre Dame community. The site was done through a partnership with the Indiana Department of Health, according to the announcement.
“While the site was established primarily for students, we believe that we have enough vaccine to accommodate any member of our campus community who seeks to be vaccinated,” the letter says. “We urge everyone who is not already vaccinated to sign up this week to receive the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, with the goal of fully vaccinating as many members of our campus community as possible before the end of the spring semester.”