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News you can use from Pepperdine's Student Health Center. Stay up to date on the latest happenings and health-related announcements.

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Upcoming Free Flu Shot Clinics

The Student Health Center is hosting several upcoming free flu shot clinics. Students can visit one of our convenient on-campus locations to receive their no-cost flu shot.

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Waiver Deadline Approaching for Annual University Health Insurance Requirement

Each academic year most students, both domestic and international, including those studying abroad, are required to either provide proof of a US-based health insurance plan or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through their AHP Insurance Dashboard.

Health Alert

Health Advisory: Monkeypox

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with state and national partners on an international outbreak of monkeypox.

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Expected Fall 2022 COVID-19 Prevention Measures

As the community prepares for the 2022–2023 academic year, Pepperdine continues to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For your awareness and planning, the University is sharing the following overview of COVID-19 protocols currently in effect and expected for fall 2022.

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

COVID-19 booster dose.

Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot and Upload Documentation

Students who receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot are asked to upload a photo, scan, or screenshot of their booster dose to their Patient Portal. Individuals who are up to date on all COVID-19 vaccines are not required to quarantine if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

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Get the Most out of Masking

Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. This is more important than ever with new, more easily transmitted variants of COVID-19 on the rise.

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Spring 2022 COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All students are required to test negative within 72 hours prior to returning to any Pepperdine campus. Additionally, in light of the current trends every student must—prior to attending a class in person at a Southern California campus—also receive a negative test result from a Pepperdine screening testing site.

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Get Your COVID-19 Booster Shot

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, and similar to what we know from other recommended vaccines, people who are up to date with their vaccines are well protected from serious illness or other health outcomes.

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Upcoming COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinics

Pepperdine, in partnership with Rite Aid, is happy to offer COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics for all faculty, staff, students, and their eligible family members including spouses and children.