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Back to Pratt: How did Pratt make the decision to require vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff?

Pratt Institute is seeking to create a safe and healthy environment where we can come together on campus to have those dynamic exchanges of ideas in person that we so deeply value. The decision to require all students, faculty, and staff who are on campus to be vaccinated was not made lightly. Collectively across campus, we partnered to hear different perspectives on vaccinations during the decision-making process.

Following guidance from the CDC, recommendations from New York State, and a student survey, as well as consultations with staff and faculty representatives, Pratt made the decision to require vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff. There is now reliable evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines prevent COVID-19 illness and the spread of the disease.

In the final analysis, it became clear that requiring vaccines would be the most effective measure to ensure the safest environment for our community while on campus. Pratt will continue to make safety its primary consideration in all decision-making and will rely on the most up-to-date scientific information to make informed decisions.