All students and employees are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available to them. In addition to protecting yourself and others, proof of full vaccination may also reduce required exposure quarantine time in some situations.
Vaccination Distribution Information and Appointment Scheduling by state:
Indiana - As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, all those age 16 and older can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Proof of residency is no longer required in Indiana.
The CDC, in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a website database that allows users to search for vaccine availability near their current location vaccinefinder.org/search/
Note: Vaccine availability is subject to state guidelines, availability and most locations require appointments.
What you need to know
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
- CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.
More information on the CDC’s Safety of Covid-19 Vaccines page.
Vaccines have been reported to have some side effects, which are normal and not a cause for concern. However, if you are experiencing side effects or COVID-like symptoms beyond 48 from receiving a vaccine, you should self-report.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be covered at no member cost share for USI employees covered on the USI Anthem Health Insurance Plan through April 21, 2021.
Getting the Vaccine
There are now several vaccine options becoming available to the public based on state guidelines for dispersal. Vaccines may differ in the number of required doses, length of time between doses and period of time prior to effectiveness. Be sure to follow guidance from the vaccine provider to get the maximum benefits from the vaccine.
After Receiving the Vaccine
Receiving a vaccination does not mean that you are immune to COVID-19 or that you can’t still spread the virus to others. After vaccination, students and employees are still required wear a face covering and follow other campus safety protocols. Students and employees should also still self-report any exposure to as well as any side effects/symptoms experienced 48 hours after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.