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Notre Dame mandating COVID-19 booster shots for all students

Notre Dame
Jennifer Weingart
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WVPE

The University of Notre Dame is requiring all students to get a COVID-19 booster shot to minimize on-campus cases in the face of the delta and omicron variants.

The university previously mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and staff in spring 2021.

In a post on Twitter, the university said an on-campus booster vaccine clinic will be held early next year from Jan. 11 to 14. Online registration is required. Students can also receive boosters at any off-campus location.

The new requirement comes amid a spike of cases across Indiana and at Notre Dame. According to the school’s COVID dashboard, the university recorded 51 new cases last week — the highest number for the fall 2021 semester.

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Jakob Lazzaro comes to Indiana from Chicago, where he graduated from Northwestern University in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and a double major in History. Before joining WVPE, he wrote NPR's Source of the Week e-mail newsletter, and previously worked for CalMatters, Pittsburgh's 90.5 WESA and North by Northwestern.