Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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December 02, 2021

Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Booster at Expanded On-Campus Clinics

Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon University Community:
I am pleased to announce that Carnegie Mellon University and Giant Eagle are partnering to host two COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics on December 13 and 14 in Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon University Center. All booster-eligible CMU community members (students, faculty, staff and vendors) are encouraged to participate free of charge. To schedule your appointment for a Pfizer, Moderna or J&J booster, please visit this link.

University leadership, in consultation with campus experts and partners, are closely monitoring the latest developments, including the Omicron variant as well as evolving guidance regarding vaccine boosters. Research continues to confirm that vaccines reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and for those who do contract the virus when fully vaccinated, the severity of illness and risk of hospitalization is significantly lower. At this time, if you are eligible, we strongly urge all community members to obtain a vaccine booster. While our community’s 98% vaccination rate provides significant protection, boosters are an invaluable and highly effective tool to further support our collective health and well-being.  

Our COVID-19 protocols continue to be driven by science, CDC recommendations, consultants at the Allegheny Health Network and internal campus experts. Thank you for your ongoing vigilance as we work together to protect our community, and for all you have done to enable a successful return to in-person activity on campus this fall. I wish you the best as you wrap up the semester and head into what I hope is a meaningful and restorative winter break.


Gina Casalegno
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students