Commonly Asked Questions
What is fully vaccinated?
Fully vaccinated for U.S. vaccines is receipt of two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, or two doses of the Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. Other vaccines approved by the World Health Organization are also two doses.
What if I was vaccinated outside of the U.S.?
The following vaccines have been recognized by the World Health Organization https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who/ and may be used to meet the requirement. If your vaccine is not on this list please complete the attestation form and provide the information requested. A staff member from the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs will be in contact with you regarding next steps.
What if I have do not reach fully vaccinated status before the start of the quarter?
If you will not reach fully vaccinated status by the start of the quarter contact email@example.com immediately to discuss class accommodations or distance learning options prior to your fully vaccinated status.
What if I do not receive my first dose prior to the deadline?
To be compliant with the Governor’s Proclamation, students are required to be vaccinated to attend on-campus courses. Vaccines are available at most major pharmacies (CVS, Bartell, Walgreens) with same day appointments, as well as via clinics and doctor’s offices. To find a vaccine location nearest you please visit www.vaccines.gov.
If you are unable to obtain a vaccine prior to the deadline and are scheduled to be on campus for class contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to discuss class accommodations or distance learning options prior to your fully vaccinated status.
I heard that philosophical exemptions to the COVID- 19 vaccine was an option.
Per the Governor’s second proclamation, the only exemptions permitted are medical or religious. If you do not meet the vaccination requirements you will be unable to attend in-person instruction in Washington State. Please contact your student advisor to discuss course options if you are unable to comply with the requirements.