February 7 Message of the Office of Human Resources

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Dear Faculty and Staff,

As was communicated by President Hall on January 7, 2022, the College has implemented a COVID-19booster vaccine requirement for all students, faculty, and staff, excluding those with previously approved medical or religious exemptions.

Outlined below is the schedule for obtaining your booster and instructions on how to provide proof of your COVID-19 booster:

  • A January 31, 2022, deadline was set for submission of proof of vaccination by anyone currently eligible to receive the booster.  Eligibility is defined as:
    • 5 months from the 2nd dose of Moderna or Pfizer
    • 2 months from the J&J  dose
  • For those who are not yet eligible, we are requiring proof of the booster be submitted within one month of eligibility.
    • For example, if your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer was January 19, 2022, you will be eligible for the booster on June 19, 2022. If your dose of J&J was on January 19, 2022, you are eligible for a booster on March 19, 2022.
  • Per the CDC, those who have had a recent COVID infection are eligible to receive a booster shot if you are fully recovered from your illness and have completed your primary vaccination series.

Booster appointments are available every day at public sites, including the Westchester County Center and sites across New York City and many pharmacies.

Instructions to submit your vaccine booster proof:

  • Please click HERE to submit your booster vaccine proof through our HIPPA compliant portal. Those who previously submitted the dates of their initial doses only need to submit the date and proof of their booster dose.
  • Go to “My Forms”
  • Click on “COVID-19 Vaccine Intake Questionnaire” link.
  • Follow the instructions to upload your dates and an image of your vaccine card.

We appreciate your effort in keeping Mercy safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Human Resources at HR@mercy.edu.