We look forward to welcoming our students to campus this fall. While the COVID vaccines, boosters, and treatments have been tremendously effective in preventing widespread severe illness, Tufts continues to implement a series of measures designed to limit transmission of the virus within our community.
For information specific to students, faculty, and staff, please see below.
We strongly recommend that you and anyone helping you move to campus take a COVID test (either antigen or PCR) at least 24 hours before leaving home. If you test positive, please postpone your trip to Tufts and follow the isolation guidelines.
All students must be vaccinated and fully boosted against COVID and have provided documentation via our secure Patient Portal.
Alternatively, you must have applied for and received approval from Tufts for religious or medical accommodation. See the Tufts COVID-19 vaccine information site for details.
The flu vaccine is required for the Boston and Grafton Health Sciences campuses, and strongly recommended for the other campuses. Please visit this website for more information on Health Sciences immunizations.
COVID-19 vaccination policy and requirements:
Tufts requires all community members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes a COVID-19 booster shot for all eligible students, faculty, staff, vendors, and affiliates per CDC guidance. Read more.
At an event hosted by the School of Medicine, a panel of experts offered examples from Asia to show how increased trust in government and better communication with the public saved lives during the pandemic
Hematologist Raymond Comenzo, a professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and medical director of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Laboratory at Tufts Medical Center, fills us in