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April 21, 2021 /
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“Why is DePaul requiring students to be vaccinated? Simply put: safety, mutual care and social responsibility,” A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., president of DePaul, wrote in email messages to the university community. “The health and safety of our community, and the communities in which our students, faculty and staff live, have driven DePaul’s decision-making throughout the pandemic.”
DePaul, the nation’s largest Catholic university, has adopted guidelines that promote safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Esteban noted that the threat of COVID-19 will not completely disappear before classes convene in the fall.
“We also know that the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven effective at greatly reducing the spread of the virus, as well as preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. When used in combination with other COVID-19 prevention measures, vaccines provide protection against the virus,” Esteban wrote in the message to DePaul students.
“While the pandemic has kept many of us apart in the last year, I am greatly anticipating your return to campus in the fall,” Esteban wrote. “Keeping our community safe requires a collective effort.”
For more information, visit http://go.depaul.edu/covidvaccine.