March 16, 2021
Dear Tulane Community,
This is a reminder that in order to help protect the campus community and city residents, all faculty, staff, and students are required to participate in ongoing surveillance testing throughout the semester regardless of vaccine status or the presence of antibodies from a previous COVID-19 infection.
Recently, the State of Louisiana announced that it has further expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to include more people who have health conditions that may result in a higher risk of disease. Here is what you need to know right now:
Who is now eligible to receive the vaccine?
Individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 (or 16+ if receiving the Pfizer vaccine) who have one of the conditions listed here, are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
If you are pregnant, regardless of age, you are eligible.
How can I get my vaccination at Tulane?
This only applies to those Tulanians who have one of the conditions listed here; please note vaccine supply at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic is very limited.
Please note that the Uptown Health Center for Student Care is not a point of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine.
How can I get my vaccination in the community?
Eligible Tulanians are also urged to seek vaccinations through mass vaccinations locations such as the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other sites throughout our area.
To make an appointment through the more than 400 pharmacies and other provider vaccine locations throughout the state, please click here.
Will Tulane be providing vaccinations for family members of Tulane faculty, staff, and students?
At this time, the vaccinations at Tulane are only for Tulane faculty, staff, and students who met the eligible requirements (see above for more details).
Can I get added to the list?
Unfortunately, there is no waitlist. The university can only provide vaccines to those who fall into the categories defined by the state’s current COVID-19 immunization guidelines.
Once vaccinated, do I still need to participate in Tulane surveillance testing program?
Yes. The vaccine protects you from becoming infected with COVID-19 but there is a chance that you could still spread the virus. It is important to continue following all health safety protocols and to continue with routine testing to protect others who have not yet received the vaccine.
Tulane University is conducting the National College Health Assessment, a campus-wide survey about health issues impacting college students. If you have received an email regarding the survey to your Tulane email address, you have been selected to participate. We hope you’ll share your perspective with us. After completing this brief 20–25-minute survey, 20 participants will be randomly selected to win gift cards to Tulane’s bookstore valued at $25! Faculty, please ask your students to participate!
As our campus continues to implement online learning and modified operations during this pandemic, we want to encourage every student, staff, and faculty member to focus on their well-being during this time. YOU@Tulane is a new 24/7, anonymous online well-being platform launching for the Tulane community. This is your space to check in with yourself, set goals, and explore personalized resources created specifically for Tulane students, faculty, and staff.
You can create a completely confidential account with your campus credentials and begin exploring the portal today. Here are just a few of the things that YOU can help with, immediately: