BOSTON (CBS) — Boston University said Monday that faculty and staff, in addition to students, will be required to get the COVID vaccine before returning to campus for the fall.

Other area colleges requiring shots for more than just students include Boston College, Harvard University, MIT and Holy Cross.

READ MORE: Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Shock Aaron Rodgers' Packers To Earn Spot In NFC Title Game

In a letter to employees, BU President Robert Brown said a recent survey by the school found that 71% of faculty and 73% of staff are vaccinated. That would add up to about 2,000 workers who may not be vaccinated before the fall semester starts.

READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet

“These totals are significantly below what we need to safely return our campuses to near-normal operation in the fall,” Brown said.

MORE NEWS: Driver Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Wilmington Identified; MBTA Says 'Human Error' Focus Of Investigation

BU said it will be offering walk-up vaccination clinics on campus. Staff