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April 6, 2021

Dear Rutgers Community Members,

The university’s application to be a Point of Dispensing (POD) for COVID-19 vaccines has been approved by the State of New Jersey. Once our supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the State, we will offer vaccines to Rutgers faculty, staff, and students on our Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses.

In order to properly prepare for vaccine distribution, we have developed an online portal that will allow our faculty, staff, and students to complete a questionnaire to register their interest in receiving a vaccine from the university. Students, faculty, and staff should register their interest by visiting our vaccine portal website. Those who have indicated interest will be notified via email regarding eligibility and appointment availability.

This should not delay anyone from registering with New Jersey’s scheduling system for vaccination as well. The university strongly urges all those eligible to get a vaccine as soon as possible at the first location available, be it a mega site, health care provider, or local pharmacy.

Yesterday, the State of New Jersey expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include employees of higher education. Understanding how many in our community have been vaccinated is one component in our planning process. We encourage those who have already been vaccinated (either with one dose or two) to share their COVID-19 vaccination records.

Faculty and staff are asked to enter their information on the vaccination portal.

Students must upload their cards on the Medicat portal.

All personal, health, and vaccine preference information shared through the portal will be kept confidential in accordance with all regulatory, statutory, and privacy requirements.

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

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