Student Communication:  January 11, 2022

Dear AJU Students, 

Greetings! Last Friday, January 7th, we wrote to you regarding our campus operations for the Spring 2022 semester. Today we are writing with an important update to AJU’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. 

With the intention of safeguarding our community, American Jewish University has updated its COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to include mandating verification of booster shots by January 31st for all students who will be studying on or visiting our campus. 

In accordance with American Jewish University's duty to provide and maintain an environment that is free of known hazards, we are updating this policy to safeguard the health of  you, our students, as well as our employees, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the University has reviewed recommendations from the California Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local health officials. 

All students who are eligible for the COVID-19 booster must submit their proof of COVID-19 booster no later than January 31, 2022 (instructions below) as a condition of enrollment, unless receiving an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. Eligibility for the booster begins at  5 months after completing your Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series, and 2 months after receiving your J&J vaccination, respectively. 

Students seeking an exemption from this requirement should complete a Religious Accommodation or Medical Exemption COVID-19 Vaccination Form and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs (academicaffairs [at] aju.edu

)  These forms are attached here for your convenience. Proof of vaccination/booster may include a physician’s note, a pharmacy receipt, copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or copy of vaccination consent form showing that you have received all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster. 

Should you have any questions regarding this new policy, including needing assistance finding vaccine administration locations, please contact us at academicaffairs [at] aju.edu

, or simply respond to this e-mail. 

INTSRUCTIONS TO UPLOAD PROOF OF VACCINATION / BOOSTER

(please note: this is the same form with which we collected our first round of vaccination submissions. You will need to re-enter your name and contact information, and then upload verification of your booster.)

  1. Scan or take a photo of your vaccination card 
  2. Log into your AJU Microsoft Account using your AJU Email Address
  3. Upload your scan or photo at: http://bit.ly/studentc19vaccination

Sincerely, 

The Academic Affairs Team 

The Office of Academic Affairs