MBS is not mandating the COVID-19 vaccine, but we are highly encouraging all eligible students to be fully vaccinated before the start of the academic year on September 9.
Vaccination is considered one of the most important tools in protecting our community against COVID-19.
Having a high percentage of fully-vaccinated students gives us the best chance of a relatively normal school year.
Students who have been vaccinated should submit their vaccination card to the Magnus Health portal.
Currently, vaccinated students are exempt from contact tracing.
Students who plan on traveling on MBS overnight trips, either internationally or domestically, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
When the COVID-19 vaccine receives full FDA approval, we will review and possibly amend this policy.
Anyone 12 years of age or older may receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Visit the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Information Hub for important vaccine information, including a list of vaccination sites:
Vaccination appointments can be made through Atlantic Health System: https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-vaccine.html#alerts
Additional vaccination sites are located in North Jersey. Click one of the links below to schedule an appointment:
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier
Timing for Vaccination
The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses 21 days apart. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose.
IMPORTANT: anyone 18 years of age or older is also eligible for the Moderna vaccine, which is administered in two doses 28 days apart. Again, a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose.