Pacific Requires COVID-19 Boosters
Pacific University will require all eligible employees and students to show proof of a COVID-19 booster vaccination, effective Friday, Feb. 11.
About 97 percent of all Pacific community members are vaccinated, and the university’s infection rates have remained lower than the surrounding community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, largely thanks to students’ and employees’ compliance with public health guidelines, including vaccination.
With the rise of the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19, continued proactive precautions are necessary. Vaccination boosters significantly decrease the likelihood of infection in fully vaccinated individuals and of hospitalization in those who do become infected.
The latest research suggests that vaccination plus a booster is the best protection against COVID-19, even in those who have previously been infected with the virus.
Who Is Eligible?
Anyone who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine can receive a booster two months after their initial vaccination.
Anyone who received a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster six months after their second dose.
Pacific community members who are not eligible for boosters prior to the Feb. 11 deadline will be expected to obtain boosters as soon as they become eligible.
How To Get A Booster
Pacific hosted vaccination and booster clinics in December, and many members of the university community already received boosters.
Boosters will continue to be available on Pacific’s campuses:
Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Baker Building, Hillsboro Campus
Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointments also will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in January and February at the Student Health Center.
Pacific will offer the Moderna booster at each of its clinics. Anyone who received Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson may receive a Moderna booster.
How To Show Booster Verification
Pacific University employees will receive a PayCom notification requiring them to complete a questionnaire and upload a copy of their vaccination card showing their booster dates.
Students will use the same process used to demonstrate their original COVID vaccine compliance. Undergraduates will upload their proof of boosters to the Student Health Center website. Most graduate students will again use Certiphi. If you have any questions, please contact your program.