Nine in ten people in the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus community are fully vaccinated, the university announced on Thursday.
As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose, verified by either documentation of on-campus vaccination or the upload of off-campus vaccination records, UW said in a press release. The number is based on those students coming to campus for in-person learning.
“I’m proud of our students and employees for taking this important step to protect themselves and others. And I’m grateful to our staff, who worked tirelessly to achieve these results,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank in a statement. “Our high level of vaccination means that we have a robust level of protection on campus and fewer members of our community will experience severe infections caused by COVID-19, compared to areas with lower vaccination rates.”
The university also reported the following statistics on Thursday including:
– 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated, according to campus vaccination records. Among faculty, the vaccination rate is 99 percent. The number is based on employees working on the main Madison campus.
– For residents of University Housing, 92 percent of residents are fully vaccinated and 94 percent of residents have received at least one dose, again, verified by either documentation of on-campus vaccination or the upload of off-campus vaccination records.
– 90 percent of the entire campus community is now fully vaccinated.
– UW–Madison is also fortunate to be situated within Dane County, which has a high rate of vaccination. Among all residents, including those too young to be vaccinated at this time, 69 percent are fully vaccinated.