COVID-19 Vaccination

Why Get Vaccinated?

Once you are fully vaccinated (two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after the one-dose vaccine), you…

  • do not need to regularly test (even athletes and high-risk groups).
  • do not need to quarantine upon returning to the U.S. after travel.
  • will be exempt from mandatory gateway testing.
  • will enable Stetson to open up more and more options!

Don’t wait! Find a vaccine near you now by visiting find my vaccine. To learn more about how vaccines prevent COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death, and reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19 to others, visit the CDC website.

NOTE: The COVID-19 Omicron variant will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.  

Vaccination Reporting

The university's expectation is that each and every community member will be vaccinated.

If you already have been vaccinated, letting us know that will help us to make better decisions for everyone. Voluntarily report your COVID-19 vaccination status to Stetson as soon as possible by using this online form. This data is a vital component of our decision-making process and helps to safeguard our community. 

Returning to normal is up to us! Let’s get vaccinated!

Please note that this information will be kept private and confidential; only Stetson Health Service, Human Resources, Risk Management and the assistant dean for student affairs at the College of Law have access to the online system. Neither your supervisor nor other colleagues have access to this information. The data is stored behind our protective firewall and is secured. In the unlikely event of a data breach, Stetson will comply with Florida breach notification laws. Employees who are not comfortable uploading the vaccination card should contact Human Resources ([email protected] in DeLand and [email protected] for College of Law). Students should contact Student Health Services ([email protected]) in DeLand and Student Life ([email protected]) at the College of Law.

Check out Stetson’s real-time statistical data indicating number of our population who are vaccinated at our COVID-19 Tracking webpage.

Vaccination Eligibility

Even if you have had COVID-19 in the past, it is still recommended you get vaccinated and receive a booster! You can visit myvaccine.fl.gov to schedule an appointment. For more vaccine information or to locate your nearest vaccination site, visit the Florida Health website. Vaccines are free at all locations. Vaccine availability and site locations are subject to change daily. Check with individual sites to ensure availability. Supplies are limited and appointments may be required.

According to the latest federal guidance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Pfizer Authorized for Ages 12–17:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 10 expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 17 years of age. Evaluation of the effectiveness found that the vaccine was 100% effective in preventing COVID-19 in this age group. To find a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.

Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Children 5 to 11 Years:

The CDC on Nov. 2 authorized children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible. 

To obtain the vaccine in Florida, minors must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To learn more and complete the forms, visit the Florida Health website. 

Assistance for People with Disabilities: 

For information on COVID-19 vaccine assistance for people with disabilities, please consult Disability Rights Florida (DRF) guidance.

On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations

Stetson University, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, hosted a campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan. 10, 2022, at the Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center. Stay tuned for more vaccination events soon!

Off-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations 

Vaccination Site Locations

Volusia County: COVID-19 vaccines are being offered by the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County at all four office locations, as well as at pop-up sites throughout the county. Vaccines are available at:

  • 421 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
  • 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach
  • 717 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 386-274-0500. For a full list of vaccine locations in Volusia County, access the Florida Department of Health vaccine locator at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines.

Retail Pharmacies

Floridians now have access to COVID-19 vaccines at 490 new retail pharmacy locations across 52 counties through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

Stay tuned to local media and these official websites for additional information:

Continue to check these links for important updates.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The American College Health Association now recommends COVID-19 booster shots for all university students, faculty and staff. Boosters and vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.  

Do You Qualify? 

  • Anyone 12 and older who received their initial Pfizer series more than five months ago. 
  • Anyone 18 and older who received their initial Moderna series more than five months ago. 
  • Anyone 18 and older who received Johnson and Johnson more than two months ago.  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%. A booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%. COVID-19 vaccination decreases the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death from coronavirus. 

You can report your booster to Stetson University by using the COVID-19 vaccine reporting online form.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, please report it to Stetson using the Report It form, as this will impact your testing requirements and possible quarantine if exposed. .

Find a booster vaccine at COVID-19 vaccine locator.

Vaccine Information

National Data

Please note, none of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. Learn more at Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines.

Local Resources

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