According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), data continue to show the importance of vaccinations and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and severe outcomes of this disease. The University requires all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID except for those with a medical or religious exemption.

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 & 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 & 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 & 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.

Per the latest CDC guidance, immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago are eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID.

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. Visit the St. Joseph County Health Department website to find a vaccination location for children in this age group.