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Student and Employee Vaccination Policies and COVID-19 Vaccination Plans - March 60-Second Survey 2021

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Student and Employee Vaccination Policies and COVID-19 Vaccination Plans - March 60-Second Survey 2021

Student and Employee Vaccination Policies and COVID-19 Vaccination Plans - March 60-Second Survey 2021

Given the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide and interest in understanding how colleges and universities plan to address inoculation with the vaccine, the March survey focused on COVID-19 vaccination plans for students and employees.

Given the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide and interest in understanding how colleges and universities plan to address inoculation with the vaccine, the March survey focused on COVID-19 vaccination plans for students and employees. It included the COVID-19 questions from the January survey and added questions about personal COVID-19 vaccination plans and fall professional travel plans.

The survey also included an optional section that asked questions about other vaccination policies on campus. 648 individuals responded to all, or more than half, of the survey.

Some highlights:

  • When the data from January is compared to data from March, more institutions appear to have discussed plans for vaccinating students/employees and more decided to make it voluntary for both populations.
  • The percentage of institutions who have decided to make vaccination mandatory remains virtually unchanged from January.
  • The percentage considering making the vaccination mandatory for students and/or employees remains virtually unchanged from January.
  • Public institutions are less likely to be considering making vaccination mandatory. More public institutions have decided to make vaccination voluntary for both students and employees than private institutions.