COVID-19 Booster Requirement Guidance

January 28, 2022

To:  CAS Undergraduate Students and Families
From: University Dean of Student Affairs Donna Eddleman
Subject:  Message from the Dean

Please read all the information provided below

The University now defines fully vaccinated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus as having received the COVID vaccination primary series, and the applicable booster dose. This “fully vaccinated” status is a requirement for enrollment, as well as employment, at the University of Redlands, unless approved for an exemption 

Following completion of a primary series, per CDC guidance, a booster shot can be administered as follows: 

  • At least five months after completing the primary Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series; OR,   
  • At least two months after receiving the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. 

If, based on this information, you should have received your booster shot by now, you are expected to receive and upload proof of a booster shot by no later than February 21, 2022. Click here to schedule a booster appointment. 

If you have experienced a COVID-19 infection (unvaccinated or breakthrough case) you can receive a COVID primary series or a booster once symptoms have resolved and you have met the criteria to end isolation. 

Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals who received monoclonal antibodies as part of their COVID-19 treatment plan need to wait 90 days (about 3 months) before getting a COVID booster. 

The University expects every eligible person to get the COVID-19 booster within three weeks of becoming eligible to do so. This means, if you are eligible to receive a booster dose on Feb. 7, 2022, you need to get boosted no later than February 27, 2022, and upload proof shortly, thereafter, using the Redlands App (UR Ready>Upload Proof of Booster), to prevent a registration hold from being placed on your record. In addition, whereas “fully vaccinated” status requires a booster shot within three weeks of being an eligible recipient, those who are not compliant will see green features on their ID and be required to complete the daily health assessment and provide proof of weekly testing to retain their “green status.” 

If you received an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine, the University will  continue to honor your exemption per your approval letter.  If you received a primary series but do not wish to receive a booster for documented medical reasons, you must submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodation or Exemption Request form.  A medical exemption cannot be used by individuals who experienced known, non-threatening side effects from the primary series vaccine. 

Please take the necessary steps to comply with University expectations. If you delay receiving your booster shot beyond three weeks of your date of eligibility (as described above) a registration hold will be placed on your record. 

If you have medical questions, please email  All other questions should be directed to