COVID-19 Vaccination

*Next on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic: Wednesday, Oct. 27.

For details and registration information, please see the On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations section below.

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 quarantine if exposed to someone positive for COVID-19 (if you have no symptoms).
  • 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.

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

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

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/.

To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 12-17 years of age 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. 

Even if you have had COVID-19 in the past, it is still recommended you get vaccinated! 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.

Off-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations 

Vaccination Site Locations

DeLand: Family Health Source is offering immunizations in DeLand at their South Woodland Boulevard location near Stetson. Family Health Service has announced educators regardless of age will be given priority for COVID-19 vaccine appointments until further notice, as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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. For eligibility requirements and appointment information, visit the Volusia County website. Register through retail pharmacy websites: CostcoCVSPublixSam's ClubWalgreensWalmart or Winn-Dixie.

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

Continue to check these links for important updates.

On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations

Stetson University, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will be hosting a campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Rinker Fieldhouse, Hollis Center. For those receiving Pfizer or Moderna, second doses will automatically be scheduled for Nov. 22. If unable to receive second dose on that date, individuals may receive the second dose off campus and submit their vaccination record to Stetson by using the online form. At this time, the Volusia County Health Department is unable to accommodate specific vaccine preference. Participants will receive either Pfizer (two doses), Moderna (two doses), or Johnson and Johnson (one dose). Walk-ins are welcome.

As a bonus, the Volusia County Health Department will provide a $10 food voucher for first dose recipients. COVID-19 boosters also will be available for qualified individuals.

Sign up for your appointment today!

Stetson University is currently working on future on-campus vaccination events. Stay tuned!

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

On Oct. 21, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The  Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep Americans safe.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago with this single shot vaccine.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Find a booster vaccine at COVID-19 vaccine locator.

Quarantine and Testing for Vaccinated Individuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 1, 2021, updated quarantine and testing guidelines for COVID-19 fully vaccinated individuals (two weeks after the second dose in two-dose series or two weeks after one-dose vaccine). For more information, consult the CDC's summary of changes.

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.

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Download the CDC COVID-19 vaccine poster.

Local Resources

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