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April 5, 2022

Dear Rutgers Community Member:

We are writing to let you know that, though not required by the university, second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus for those who are eligible.

A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is now authorized by the FDA to all individuals 50 years and older, and certain immunocompromised individuals 12 years and older (Pfizer) or 18 years and older (Moderna) at least 4 months after receiving the first booster.

If you, or a friend or family member, would like to get a booster, please remember that Rutgers offers COVID-19 initial vaccines and boosters at no cost at all three of our campuses. You may register for an appointment via the Rutgers Vaccination Portal. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are also available at many locations nationwide. Again, this is not required, but is available if you would like it.

Members of the public, including eligible children, may also be vaccinated or boosted at Rutgers locations. Those without a NetID (such as members of the general public) may schedule an appointment by calling the Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Program at 848-445-3033, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that pediatric vaccinations for eligible children are available only at the Piscataway location.

Additional information, including vaccine clinic hours and location details and other FAQ, can be found on the universitywide COVID-19 vaccination information site.

In good health,

Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University

Vicente Gracias, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University