What You Need to Know: Vaccine Information
Our best defense against COVID-19 is for everyone to get vaccinated. Striving for community immunity allows us to begin to open our campuses and resume activities and events.
Reasons to Get Vaccinated
- You will help the WVU community resume pre-pandemic activities this fall.
- You will not be required to undergo campus re-entry testing or surveillance testing for fall 2021.
- You don’t need to quarantine if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19 (unless you have symptoms).
- Travel becomes much easier. You can visit areas outside West Virginia without having to quarantine for five days upon your return. As you think about traveling for vacations, you’ll also be better protected on mass transportation like planes and trains.
- You can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask and keeping your distance. That means you can see your friends — safely — who are already vaccinated.
- You can safely hug your fully vaccinated family members without fear of spreading the virus. When you’re around them after being fully vaccinated, data is beginning to show that vaccines may protect you from passing the virus to others.
- You can attend more in-person events without fear of contracting COVID-19. As more and more individuals are vaccinated, you’ll start to see the return of concerts, fuller arenas and stadiums and many other events that we’ve not experienced for the past year.
- You can visit the gym, workout around others and feel safer to do so.
- If you do get COVID-19, we know vaccinations help keep you out of the hospital.
- The faster we get vaccinated, the faster we can all lose those masks.
- These vaccines are proven to be safe and effective; the science that helped create the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines has been around for decades.
- You will join a list of people that grows by the millions each day in the country who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
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