NEWARK, Del. - The University of Delaware has made COVID-19 booster shots mandatory for students before returning to campus for the spring semester.
The university said that all students without a previous COVID-19 exemption are required to get a COVID-19 booster by Jan. 24.
Students must submit their updated vaccine cards to the University od Delaware's Health Portal before the start of the spring semester, according to the school.
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The decision comes amid a December surge in new COVID-19 infections, worsened by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.
According to the University of Delaware's coronavirus dashboard, over 90% of students and staff are full vaccinated against COVID-19.
The school spiked at 67 cases in the last week of November and saw a slight dip to 56 infections to start December.