As the highly transmissible omicron variant spreads across the country, University of Oregon students, faculty and staff will be required to get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are eligible.
That's according to an announcement Monday by school officials. Currently, the university and the state’s six other public universities require COVID-19 vaccinations for those on campus.
As of Monday afternoon, the University of Oregon is the only public university in the state to publicly announce a booster requirement.
Last Friday, Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials urged Oregonians to get booster shots immediately.