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University of Oregon requiring COVID booster

Virus Outbreak Pfizer Booster
Posted at 4:55 PM, Dec 20, 2021

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.