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November 30, 2022

Dear Tufts community members,

To give you more time to receive your COVID-19 bivalent booster (faculty, staff and students) and annual flu shot (students), the university has extended the deadline to January 31, 2023. We strongly encourage individuals to mask, in particular if they are unvaccinated, not up to date on their boosters, have underlying health concerns, or live with immunocompromised household members.

If you have not received your bivalent COVID booster, please do so as soon as possible. We still have a few on-campus vaccination clinics offering both annual flu vaccines and bivalent boosters this week. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at a local retail pharmacy. Additional on-campus clinics are not being planned at this time.

Our goal is to get as close as possible to 100% of our community boosted for COVID and vaccinated for the flu by January 31, 2023. We have a long way to go and need your help! Currently, only around 50% of our university population has received the bivalent booster. The closer we get to 100%, the healthier our community will be. Please do it for yourself and for those members of our community who are at high risk of becoming very ill with COVID and influenza. We are all in this together.

After you have received your vaccination(s), you should upload or email your documentation by January 31, 2023 to:

For more information, including instructions on how to retrieve your proof of vaccination, visit or

Thank you for protecting the health of our entire community.

Sincerely yours,

Michael R. Jordan, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Executive Medical Director Occupational Health Services

University Infection Control Director

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Community Medicine