Role of COVID-19 vaccine in fall 2021 operations
Purdue University, one of the first universities to commit to reopening campus in 2020, has been as open, densely populated, and operational as any school its size while taking measured and necessary steps to protect its campus community. The consistent and nearly universal embrace of the Protect Purdue Pledge by our students, faculty and staff has been vital to the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccination, according to medical authorities worldwide and evidence on a global basis, is the fastest and surest means today to significantly reduce the risk of exposure and serious illness, and Purdue continues to encourage all Boilermakers to get vaccinated now. The greater the percentage of our campus community who are vaccinated, the more protected we all are and the more we can ease Protect Purdue restrictions and return to full normal operations.