As the university continues to respond to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing up-to-date information to our community. Below you will find this week’s new and updated answers to frequently asked questions regarding university news, policies and resources.
Health and Safety
Will Georgetown students, staff, and faculty have access to a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available?
Georgetown University’s medical and public health experts continue to track vaccine development and will thoroughly review study results when they are released. If and when the FDA approves or authorizes a safe and effective vaccine, we will follow CDC and DC Department of Health guidance on its distribution to priority groups, and its safe use in our community.
Will my child be required to get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it becomes available? I am worried about its safety.
Georgetown University will continue to work closely with the DC Department of Health to determine vaccine requirements for our students, based on CDC and ACIP Guidelines. We will continue to monitor safety and effectiveness studies of any future vaccines and will re-assess the requirement if and when the FDA approves a vaccine for wide distribution.