Since COVID-19 vaccinations first became available to the public in early January, millions of Americans have been vaccinated. As of August 7, more than 72% of all adults in the country have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 61% are fully vaccinated.
The US government has authorized 3 safe and highly effective vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson.
The success of the vaccine rollout has led to a drastic decrease in newly confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths, with reports of new cases at their lowest levels since September 2020. Across the country, mask mandates are easing and restrictions are lifting. Many states have already fully re-opened, and others plan to return to business as usual by the end of the summer.
Vaccines are now widely available, and are provided free of charge to all people living in the United States (including international students), regardless of their immigration or health insurance status. Universities can provide guidance on vaccinations for their students, faculty and staff, and in some cases can even administer doses on campus.
Decisions on COVID-19 vaccine requirements for on-campus study have been made by each university. You can see the latest announcements from our US university partners below: