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IU-Bloomington reports 35 COVID-19 cases, 94.5% vaccination rate

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IU-Bloomington reported 35 positive COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, according to IU’s COVID-19 dashboard update Friday. The number includes 23 student cases and 12 faculty and staff cases.

The dashboard reports 94.5% of people on the Bloomington campus have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a 0.2% increase from the week before. As of Thursday, 94.7% of all students and 93.7% of faculty and staff are partially or fully vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccination is required for all IU students, faculty and staff, unless they have a medical, religious or ethical exemption or are enrolled in a 100% online program, according to IU's COVID-19 policy. Individuals can report their vaccination status or request an exemption using IU’s online vaccine reporting form.

Individuals wanting to schedule a vaccination appointment can visit the Indiana State Department of Health website for an in-state vaccination site, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to search for vaccination sites across the United States.

COVID-19 booster shots are now recommended for anyone 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, according to the IU Health website. They are also recommended for people who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines at least six months ago and are 65 or older, live in a long-term care facility, have an underlying medical condition or work a job with a high risk of infection.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to expand eligibility for the Pfizer booster as early as before Thanksgiving following Pfizer and BoiNTech’s request Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

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