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Sick time available for vaccine boosters


Male receives COVID-19 vaccine
Following last week's booster requirement announcement, Human Resources wants to remind employees that they can use sick time for booster appointments and to recover from possible side effects. (Jeff Carrion/DePaul University)

On Jan. 13, DePaul announced that all students, faculty and staff are required to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster to help stop the spread of the virus and Take Care DePaul. 

The Office of Human Resources would like​ to remind faculty and staff they can use sick time for vaccine booster appointments and to recover from possible booster side effects. For more information about DePaul’s sick leave benefit, visit the Human Resources’ website.

Non-exempt employees, including hourly student employees, are granted up to two hours of paid time off to receive the vaccine booster, if necessary. These hours should be reported using the "Early Close" payroll time type on their timecard.

For more information on how to find and schedule a vaccine booster appointment, visit DePaul’s Vaccine web page, and visit DePaul’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidance website for the university’s most up-to-date information.