According to CDC and NIH guidance, a COVID-19 vaccination booster in addition to the original vaccination is the most effective protection against the Omicron variant. 

To be considered fully vaccinated, all Notre Dame community members should have received:

  • Two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or any WHO approved vaccination, more than 6 month ago, plus a Pfizer or Moderna booster; Or
  • A single shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine more than 2 months ago, plus a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster

If you are less than 6 months since a second Pfizer or Moderna shot or less than 2 months since a single Johnson and Johnson shot, you are in compliance (until you reach 6 months/2 months, respectively) and will then be expected to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster and document your booster.

Those who received a Johnson and Johnson booster, or other non-Moderna, non-Pfizer booster, should contact UHS (students) or the Notre Dame Wellness Center (faculty and staff) for more information.

Student Vaccination Requirement

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirement


Pediatric Vaccinations

On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children ages 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. These expanded vaccine recommendations apply to approximately 28 million children in the United States and allow providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible. Visit the St. Joseph County Health Department website to find a vaccination location for children in this age group.