The Cape Cod Community College Dental Hygiene Program has made the decision to join the growing number of colleges and universities across the state and country to require all students enrolled in certain healthcare programs delivering direct patient care to have the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Please note that there are already some clinical sites requiring COVID-19 vaccination, and you will need to follow the site’s requirements with respect to COVID-19 vaccination. Students planning to be on campus for the fall 2021 semester must be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.
This decision was made in accordance with medical and public health experts, and newly released statements from the American Dental Association in relationship to the Delta variant. Additionally, vaccination is the most effective way for us to prevent the spread of the virus on campus and within our clinic.
Here is a link below to the most up to date information from the CDC on vaccine safety.
A seasonal flu vaccine will be required to meet clinical requirements by 12/30/21 and annually going forward.