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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Pennsylvania is currently in Phase 1A of its vaccine rollout, vaccinating long-term care facility residents, healthcare professionals, those over 65, and those with high-risk conditions. While the College expects to receive a supply of the vaccine sometime this spring, we do not yet have confirmation from local health officials as to when this will be. Please continue to check back on this page and your email for additional information as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions | Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the College offer the vaccine to students, faculty, and/or staff?

We are in regular communication with local health officials about when we can expect to receive a supply of the vaccine and how much we can expect to receive. Our hope is that we’ll be able to administer the vaccine to the campus community sometime this spring, but we do not yet have any information on when we might be in a position to do so. We will share additional information as soon as we have more specific details. In the meantime, based on recommendations from medical experts, we encourage anyone who has access to the vaccine through other avenues to pursue those options. As a reminder, even if you do receive the vaccine, you must continue to adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions while on campus, including masking, proper physical distancing, frequent hand washing, etc. 

Do I need to continue to follow the College’s testing protocols once I’m vaccinated? 

Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff on campus are required to continue following the College’s COVID-19 testing policies even if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Will I need to continue wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing once I have been vaccinated?

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is only one tool—albeit a very important one—in the fight against COVID-19. Even if you have been vaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash your hands regularly to help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy. Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff who are vaccinated are still expected to follow masking and physical distancing requirements in accordance with the Garnet Pledge.

Additional Resources

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: You can find more information on COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC website.

Chester County Vaccine Rollout: Find out more about vaccination efforts in Chester County and enroll in their vaccination pre-registration program here.

Delaware County Vaccine Rollout: Find out more about vaccination efforts in DelCo and enroll in their vaccination pre-registration program here.

Philadelphia Vaccine Rollout: Find out more about vaccination efforts in the city of Philadelphia and enroll in their vaccination program here.