due to Omicron concerns, NYU to require COVID- booster shots for all of its community members

New York University will require COVID-19 booster shots for all of its “community members” by Jan. 18 in the midst of the quick spreading Omicron strain, the school said Tuesday.

“A booster vaccination against COVID-19 will be an essential — and required — part of NYU’s work to upgrade the safety of the NYU community,” the school said in an assertion.

“We want to give you as much notice as possible to get your required COVID-19 booster vaccination and upload your proof before the deadline,” it said.

The notification said the shots won’t be needed for those “with endorsed exclusions.”

All others should give proof of the booster.

NYU said around 80% of its staff members and understudies are qualified for boosters.

The spread of the Omicron variation has been especially upsetting for wellbeing specialists, who are as yet understanding the seriousness of the quick spreading bug.

Cornell University reported Tuesday that the Ivy League school is closing down its fundamental grounds in the midst of worries over the spread of Omicron.

Cornell said a “substantial number” of understudies at its Ithaca grounds have the strain.