Update on Vaccination Requirements for Enrollment at Shaw University

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Update on Vaccination Requirements for Enrollment at Shaw University

We hope this message finds you well. As the Dean of Students at Shaw University, I would like to inform you of an important change regarding our vaccination requirements for enrollment in light of the recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Effective immediately, Shaw University will no longer require proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus as a mandatory prerequisite for enrollment. This decision follows the revised guidelines and recommendations put forth by the CDC and WHO, which have been carefully evaluated by our institution.

We understand that the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to adapt our policies in response to the latest scientific data and guidance from reputable health organizations. By aligning our approach with the most current recommendations, we aim to ensure the well-being and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the wider university community.

While the vaccination requirement is no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage all individuals associated with Shaw University to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations have proven to be highly effective in reducing the severity of illness, preventing hospitalization, and curbing the transmission of the virus. They also contribute significantly to the creation of a safer campus environment.

We remain committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our community members and will continue implementing robust health and safety measures on campus. This includes regular testing, the promotion of good hygiene practices, and the adherence to local, state, and federal guidelines.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this update, please feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@shawu.edu. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these challenging times together.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Shaw University community.

Tobias Morgan, Ph.D.

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