Text your ZIP code to 438829, call 1-800-232-0233, or use the CDC search tool to find vaccination locations near you.
We all want things to return to “normal” and to reach herd immunity. Our campus community can accelerate our path to normal by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. There are many compelling reasons to go ahead and get vaccinated now:
Millions of people have safely received a vaccine for COVID-19. Read more on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page “Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines.”
Immunization against COVID-19 will help protect you from serious disease. Per the CDC, booster shots are also recommended as follows:
In addition to an initial course of vaccination, the University of Redlands will require that employees and students receive booster shots as they become eligible.
Vaccine efficacy and “survival rates” are different measures and cannot be directly compared. The survival rate of a disease is the likelihood someone with the illness will survive it, even with severe disease and/or ongoing illness post-recovery (known as “long COVID”), which can affect people of all ages. The efficacy of a vaccine is the probability it will prevent someone from catching the disease in the first place.
Vaccination has many benefits, both for you and our community:
Read more at the CDC’s web page “Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine.”
In fact, vaccines work to promote immunity. All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. A COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by teaching your immune system to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19 and will protect most people from getting sick. A very small percentage of fully vaccinated people will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the COVID-19 virus (called “breakthrough cases”), but their cases are usually mild. If you are fully vaccinated, the risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 is much lower than among unvaccinated people with similar risk factors.
In the United States, three vaccines against COVID-19—made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen—are in use that are either fully approved or being used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). See the US Food and Drug Administration page on COVID-19 vaccines for more information.
Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts believe your immunity will be stronger if you receive the vaccine, even if you have had the disease. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.
If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.