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Vaccine Student Survey

Rollins continues to be agile in responding to the changing COVID-19 landscape, with a current focus on the highly contagious Delta variant. Within the past few weeks, Florida has set new records for positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations.

We again urge all students to get vaccinated and report their vaccination status so that we can monitor the public health risk for the campus community. If you did not upload your CDC card or were not vaccinated at Rollins, you will receive a simple text survey this week, and we ask that you reply as quickly as possible, and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 16. The survey will ask you to select one of the following: 

  1. I am vaccinated, but not at Rollins. I have not uploaded my CDC card in Foxlink.
  2. I intend to be vaccinated upon arrival to campus
  3. I do not plan to be vaccinated
  4. I decline to share my vaccination status
  • If you have already received your vaccine at Rollins or have uploaded your CDC card via FoxLink, thank you! You do not need to do anything, and you will receive a $50 TarBucs reward by September 15. You will not receive the survey outlined above.
  • If you get started with your first dose at the Rollins vaccine clinic before 5 p.m. on August 23, 2021, you will be eligible for the $50 TarBucs reward.
  • If you don’t plan to vaccinate or don’t plan to share your data, we respect that, but we still ask that you respond to the survey. Choosing not to vaccinate or not to report are options on the survey.

You can also find the survey here.

As of today, 52% of Rollins students have elected to document that they are vaccinated. Sixty percent of our staff, and 79% of our faculty report being vaccinated. These percentages are not sufficient to protect our campus from a surge among the unvaccinated that will affect all of us. If most students who have not reported remain unvaccinated, we will lack the capacity to provide isolation housing if a majority of them become ill. This means students would need to isolate off campus at their own expense. Furthermore, in a time of surge, Health Services will be forced to stop offering routine care and will only be able to offer COVID testing and care.

The current, urgent situation can be avoided if everyone who is eligible is vaccinated. It is widely available in the U.S. and, if you are local, we offer all three vaccines on campus Monday through Friday. 

Provost Susan Singer