General Vaccination FAQ

  1. If I’ve already been vaccinated, do I still need to follow Notre Dame’s health and safety protocols?
  2. Do I still need to quarantine if I’ve received the vaccine and been exposed or identified as a close contact?
  3. What if I am fully vaccinated but experience COVID-19 symptoms?
  4. If I’m fully vaccinated, can I travel?
  5. If I am not yet eligible for a booster, am I required to participate in weekly surveillance testing until I become booster eligible?
  6. If I have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, can I still receive the vaccine?
  7. If my vaccine appointment is during work hours, will I get paid?
  8. Am I required by Notre Dame to get the COVID-19 vaccination?
  9. Can I receive other vaccinations with the COVID-19 vaccine?
  10. How long does the vaccine last?
If I’ve already been vaccinated, do I still need to follow Notre Dame’s health and safety protocols?

Yes, everyone is expected to continue to follow all campus health and safety protocols, some of which specify expected behavior based on the status of your vaccination.

Do I still need to quarantine if I’ve received the vaccine and been exposed or identified as a close contact?

If you have are fully vaccinated and do not have any symptoms and are identified as exposed to COVID-19 or a close contact of a positive case, per the latest CDC guidance, you do not need to quarantine. However you are expected to follow all health and safety guidelines.

What if I am fully vaccinated but experience COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are fully vaccinated and experience symptoms, you will be sent for COVID-19 testing and, depending on your test results, will be treated accordingly.

If I’m fully vaccinated, can I travel?
If I am not yet eligible for a booster, am I required to participate in weekly surveillance testing until I become booster eligible?

If it has been less than 6 months since you received a second Pfizer or Moderna shot (or 6 months if original vaccine manufacturer is not US based), or less than 2 months since you received a single Johnson and Johnson shot, you are not yet eligible to receive a booster and you are considered to be compliant with the University's vaccination requirement and do not need to participate in weekly surveillance testing. When you are booster eligible, you will be expected to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster and document it, otherwise you will be considered noncompliant.

If I have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, can I still receive the vaccine?

Yes, as long as you have been released from isolation, are no longer symptomatic and have been medically cleared by a doctor after having COVID-19, you are able to get vaccinated. You do not have to wait until 90 days after your diagnosis. As long as you are not actively sick, you are able to get the vaccine.

If my vaccine appointment is during work hours, will I get paid?

Yes. The University supports the importance of the vaccine and will accommodate those who are eligible to receive it.

Am I required by Notre Dame to get the COVID-19 vaccination?
Can I receive other vaccinations with the COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine series should routinely be administered alone, with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration of any other vaccine.

How long does the vaccine last?

According to the CDC, scientists are still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines can protect people. Learn more here.