The Office of Education Abroad staff continue to receive inquiries about Education Abroad’s vaccination policy. Please review the below information for Education Abroad’s vaccine policy and recommendation.
Missouri State University does not require students, faculty, or staff to be vaccinated. However, the University strongly recommends that our community members are vaccinated. MSU offers a Student Vaccination Incentive Program and an Employee Vaccination Incentive Program. Magers Health and Wellness Center has vaccination appointments available. The Office of Education Abroad’s vaccine policy aligns with MSU’s policy. We strongly recommend that students and program directors are vaccinated because vaccines:
- Reduce the risk of serious illness and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, per guidance from the WHO and U.S. CDC.
- Reduce the risk of denied entry if a country requires vaccination for entry, and the risk of quarantine if required for unvaccinated travelers.
- Reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 or requiring quarantine, which could lead to serious program and travel disruptions as well as significant expense.
- Increase access to local events, services, and travel, which are becoming increasing restrictive for non-vaccinated individuals.
- Alongside other preventative measures that affiliate partners and program directors implement, significantly increase protection for all program participants and our global neighbors.
Please contact Elizabeth Strong, Director of Education Abroad, for questions or conversations about education abroad in 2021–22.