Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, and cards. [Updated 1/4/2024: Please note that the information below is based on previous years. Camp 42 will release our updated policy once the American Camp Association releases its current guidelines and recommendations, usually in May.]
Q: Does my child need to be vaccinated?
A: Yes. All participants need to have received both the first and second shot of the initial series no later than 3 weeks before the start of camp.
Q: Does my child need to receive a booster?
A: If your child is eligible to receive a booster, then yes, participants are required to have all eligible boosters.
Q: Is my child eligible to receive a booster?
A: If your child is NOT moderately or severely immunocompromised, your child is eligible to receive a booster as soon as 5 months after the second shot of the initial series. If your child is eligible based on this criterion, your child must receive a booster. If your child is moderately or severely immunocompromised, please check the here or email us for more information.
Q: What if my child has recently had COVID? Do they still need a booster?
A: Even if your child has had COVID, your child is still required to be fully vaccinated and to receive a booster. It is recommended that you wait anywhere between 10 and 30-60 days after symptoms have cleared to get a booster, though, so if your child has had COVID within the 60 days before the start of camp, please email us if you have concerns about getting a booster.
Q: Where can I go to get the initial series and/or the booster?
A: Please check this website for available locations. https://www.vaccines.gov/
Q: Do I need to submit a copy of my child’s vaccination card?
A: Yes. Please send a copy of it to [email protected] as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before the start of your camp session.
Q: Do I need to do anything in my Active account?
A: Yes. If you haven’t already, please complete the COVID Questionnaire in your Active account. Please complete this asap and no later than 7 days before the start of your camp session. While you’re there, you may want to see if you have any other forms that need to be completed.