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Notre Dame requiring all students to get free flu vaccine this fall

Notre Dame
Jennifer Weingart

The University of Notre Dame is requiring all students to get a free flu shot this fall. In a news release, the university said the requirement will minimize cases on campus and preserve testing resources for COVID-19

Jay Caponigro is the university’s senior director of community engagement in the office of public affairs.

During a Tuesday meeting of South Bend’s Community Campus Advisory Coalition, he said the shots will be offered for free to students, faculty and staff.

“That will continue to help protect folks on campus, and have a good residual for protecting others around us in the community,” Caponigro said.

Registration for flu shot appointments opens Monday, Sept. 27 They’re being offered in two batches — Oct. 4 through 6 and Oct. 25 through 27 — both from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stepan Center.

All students must get the flu vaccine by Nov. 1.

During the Tuesday meeting, Caponigro also said 98 percent of Notre Dame students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with similar numbers for faculty and staff.

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