COVID Vaccine Information for Students

Dear Students,

Governor Ned Lamont has announced that as of this Thursday (April 1), COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all individuals aged 16 and older who live, work, or attend school in Connecticut.

As part of this rollout, the state has committed to providing Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Connecticut’s colleges and universities by early May, if not sooner. This means that Southern will be able to host vaccine clinics on campus for our students, prior to the end of the semester.

As of Thursday, students are also eligible to register for a vaccination appointment through local public health departments, pharmacies, and other providers.  Students who wish to schedule an appointment independently should visit the CT Vaccine Portal, identify nearby vaccination sites and follow the registration process. A student ID is sufficient to demonstrate in-state eligibility to receive a vaccine.

Our hope is to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to as many Southern students as possible, as quickly as possible. In order for the University to return to, and maintain, an in-person learning environment, it is crucial that every member of our campus community is vaccinated. 

Please check your email for further information about vaccination clinics on campus and a panel program to learn more about the ins and outs of COVID vaccination, coming soon! If you have any questions about the vaccines or vaccination process, feel free to reach out to the COVID Coordinator at

Jules Tetreault
Dean of Students